According to EIB website, this project is a co-investment with Dasos Timberland Fund II to improve Irish forest assets (reforestation and new plantations) and improve forest management. It aggregates a portfolio of up to 12 000 ha of forestry assets in the Republic of Ireland. By consolidating fragmented forestry assets, the co-investment will allow the creation of one larger portfolio under the same management, thus benefiting from improved forest operations, economies of scale and synergies - all important value creation drivers in the Irish forestry sector. The co-investment will include investments in:
i) improving forest management
ii) reforestation (i.e. after harvesting operations)
iii) new plantations
The decision of the Competent Authority whether to require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will be assessed, as well as possible impacts on protected flora and fauna.
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