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About NIEA

Last updated: 25 July 2012

Welcome to the Northern Ireland Environment Agency’s Website

This website is for general use by members of the public, businesses, local councils, scientific specialists, researchers and teachers. It provides a gateway to the wealth of information and services relating to Northern Ireland's natural environment and built heritage.

Please have a browse and if you require more information please contact us or for more information read our Terms and Conditions.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) is an Agency within the Department of Environment with approximately 800 staff.

We take the lead in advising on, and in implementing, the Government's environmental policy and strategy in Northern Ireland. We carry out a range of activities, which promote the Government's key themes of sustainable development, biodiversity and climate change.

We aim to be recognised as the leading body responsible for protecting, conserving and promoting the environment and heritage in Northern Ireland and are working towards four long term environmental outcomes:

  • the sustainable use and protection of our natural resources
  • improved conservation and management of our natural heritage
  • improved conservation and protection of our built heritage
  • better public awareness and understanding of the environment

We aim to provide a high standard of service to our customers. These standards are set out in the following:

Our Complaints Procedure: A Guide for Customers (.PDF 436Kb)Opens in New window will tell you what to do if you are not satisfied with the standard of service you received.

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Should you wish to comment on a particular regulation, please complete the web feedback formOpens in New window.

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