To assess the resources available for urban biodiversity management to Irish practitioners, the survey queried the amount of their organisation's budget that was spent on biodiversity management. In order to judge trade-offs in resource allocation, the maintenance of biodiversity in development projects and the conflict with anti-social behaviour. The population of those practitioners actively involved in urban biodiversity management is difficult to assess, due to the lack of specific roles in Ireland for this, as discussed. Since the group of practitioners so defined includes people who are not in a dedicated professional role, targeted biodiversity-related Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events. Perceived resources for urban biodiversity management and the likelihood of delivery of objectives for areas where the majority of the Irish population live. Over two-thirds of the practitioners in DCC responses stated they do not carry out job duties related to biodiversity management. This presents a challenge to implementation of urban biodiversity management in local government in Ireland, despite national policy.