Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1208)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

1208. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the funding provided to the National Biodiversity Data Centre in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [44888/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

The National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC) is the name given to a programme established by the Heritage Council in 2006. It addresses the need identified by the Council that data on Ireland’s biodiversity be collected recorded and fully accessible to the public. The NBDC is operated on contract under the aegis of the Heritage Council and receives funding from a variety of sources towards specific components of its work , including my Department, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the Environmental Protection Agency and Bord Bia. As the managing authority, funding provided to the NBDC is a matter for the Heritage Council.

Funding provided by my Department to the Heritage Council in respect of specific deliverables of the Programme is detailed below:

2015 €377,828.75

2016 €460,000.39

2017 €447,158.00

2018 €444,000.00

2019 (YTD) €168,727.50