Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, today announced the appointment of Dr Hilary Kirkpatrick as Chair to the Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside (CNCC)
Monday, 3 March 2014
The appointment which is for a three-year term is effective from 1 March 2014.
The Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside, a statutory advisory council to the Department of the Environment, plays an important role in advising the department on issues affecting the natural environment.
Welcoming the appointment, Minister Durkan said: “The beauty of Northern Ireland’s natural environment cannot be denied. It not only plays an important role in our health and wellbeing but is a major element in tourism. The Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside can help inform government how to best maintain and manage our natural heritage, and ensure our beautiful environment is protected for future generations. I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Kirkpatrick as Chair of CNCC and I wish her well in her new role.”
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