Ireland was always known for its rich bird population thanks to a moderate climate and a fertile environment such as fields, waterways and woodlands.
The air filled with the happy music of song birds from morning until evening was normal in Ireland for hundred of years. Nobody thought it could ever change.
But only the past few decades environmental pollution and changed landscapes minimized the presence of the huge variety of birds.
Ireland reacted. The Irish Department of the Environment created the R.E.P. Scheme (Rural Environment Protection Scheme) with great success.
Today the Irish again hear the wonderful song birds as it was previously. The birds are back. With great joy the people even report other species of birds coming to Ireland such as cranes.
Ireland made it possible to show its esteem toward nature with quick and efficient actions in an exemplary manner.