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#Biodiversity

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's national parks? Park Life

Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's national parks?

Were you nurtured on our nature?

From TheJournal.ie Build a bird bath or install a pond? This new free government guide will show how to promote wildlife in your garden Biodiversity

Build a bird bath or install a pond? This new free government guide will show how to promote wildlife in your garden

Dublin residents can order a hard copy of the guide from Dublin City Council, or view it online.

From TheJournal.ie Reduce mowing and phasing out chemicals: Dublin City Council's plans for 'wilding' of landscape Biodiversity

Reduce mowing and phasing out chemicals: Dublin City Council's plans for 'wilding' of landscape

The council said that many parks, and all playgrounds, are now chemical-free.

From TheJournal.ie Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes New Pollinator Plan

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.

From TheJournal.ie 'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet Biodiversity This post contains videos

'We should not let them go extinct': A conservation officer at the Botanic Gardens on how we can help save the planet

Following a UN report and Ireland’s declaration of a climate emergency, why is biodiversity crucial to the survival of our planet?

From TheJournal.ie Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too Biodiversity

Animals and plants are disappearing faster than at any other time in human history, and it's happening in Ireland too

A recent UN report has pointed to the huge threats to biodiversity across the globe.

From TheJournal.ie What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean? Emergency

What does the Dáil's declaration of a climate emergency actually mean?

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said this move will put pressure on the government to be more ambitious with its policies.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature Extinction

'We're in trouble': Landmark UN report details unprecedented decline in nature

Over one million animal and plant species are now at risk of extinction.

From TheJournal.ie Asian Clam invasion prompts Longford angling ban The Shellfish Gene

Asian Clam invasion prompts Longford angling ban

“An aggressive alien invasive species.”

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines Rainforest

Opinion: Deforestation isn't just changing our climate, it could be destroying life-saving medicines

The impact on the local biodiversity in the deforested areas is detrimental and potentially irreversible.

From TheJournal.ie Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment Agriculture

Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment

A report commissioned by the Government claims that the negative effects can be mitigated but green groups are concerned.

From TheJournal.ie First 'Urban BioBlitz' to be held in Ireland tomorrow Biodiversity

First 'Urban BioBlitz' to be held in Ireland tomorrow

Notebooks at the ready, as people are encouraged to catalogue the wildlife species in Limerick city and surrounding areas, tomorrow and Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How do you turn a landfill into a park? Landfill This post contains images

Explainer: How do you turn a landfill into a park?

Waterford has one, and Cork will have one soon: A former landfill that is now a huge park. But how do you turn a huge mound of rubbish into a green space?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland now has the 'second-smallest' forest area in Europe Biodiversity

Ireland now has the 'second-smallest' forest area in Europe

Just 10 per cent of Ireland’s land is now forest – one of the smallest in Europe proportionally – which experts say will have a substantial impact on biodiversity.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Ireland's 'most unwanted' list of invasive species Invasive Species This post contains images

In pictures: Ireland's 'most unwanted' list of invasive species

But what should you do if you see any of them? Read on…

From TheJournal.ie Your guide to: The turf cutting restrictions Turf Cutting

Your guide to: The turf cutting restrictions

Hundreds of turf cutters have stepped up their protesting this week. But what are they protesting about? We bring you both sides in this contentious issue.

From TheJournal.ie Over 31,000 different species call Ireland home Biodiversity

Over 31,000 different species call Ireland home

The first ever inventory of the country’s biodiversity shows that tens of thousands of different species exist in the country today – but not all of their futures are certain.