Biodiversity FAQs
Biodiversity Webinars

We are bringing people together through a series of lunchtime webinars to hear from the experts on what is causing biodiversity loss, what is being done to address the crisis and what we can do as individuals and communities to get more involved.

Join us on October 8th for an in person event to discuss various aspects of biodiversity and the Citizens’ Assembly and meet others working in this field.

22
Sept
An Introduction to Biodiversity

– with Pádraic Fogarty
Pádraic Fogarty is a Campaign Officer with the Irish Wildlife Trust and the Environmental Pillar representative on the National Biodiversity Forum.

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1pm – 2pmonline
28
Sept
Freshwater Biodiversity

– with Dr. Elaine McGoff
Dr. Elaine McGoff is the Natural Environment Officer with An Taisce, the. With a PhD in Freshwater Ecology, Elaine’s work focuses on advocating for the full implementation of environmental law into planning developments. She currently sits on the National Biodiversity Forum as well as the Forestry Strategy Implementation Group.

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1pm – 2pmonline
5
Oct
Native Woodlands and Biodiversity

– with Jim Lawlor
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1pm – 2pmonline
8
Oct
Biodiversity GatheringHear about biodiversity in Ireland, the Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss, and meet others working on climate and biodiversity.

Attend in person or online.

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10.30am – 3.30pmAthlone and online
12
Oct
Our Marine Biodiversity

– with Donal Griffin & Regina Classen
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1pm – 2pmonline
19
Oct
Bogs and Biodiversity

– with Nuala Madigan
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1pm – 2pmonline
26
Oct
Farming and Biodiversity

– with Oonagh Duggan
Oonagh Duggan is Head of Policy and Advocacy with Birdwatch Ireland, working towards a better future for birds and their habitats. Oonagh sits on the National Biodiversity Forum as well as the CAP Consultative Committee.

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1pm – 2pmonline
2
Nov
Health and Biodiversity

– Speaker TBA
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1pm – 2pmonline

What is the Citizens Assembly on Biodiversity Loss

How can the State improve its response to Biodiversity Loss? That’s what the assembly of 99 members of the public, along with an independent Chairperson, are examining in this Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss. They will bring forward proposals to the State on how to address this pressing issue, and your voice can be included! Make your own submission to the Citizens’ Assembly to add your thoughts on the future of habitats in Ireland.

Ideas for your Submission

This is an opportunity for everyone to have their say on what needs to be done about the biodiversity crisis. You can a make as short or as long a submission as you like. What is important to you? What local, national or international initiatives do you feel are needed to address it?

Your submission will have more impact if it is in your own words. For that reason we do not have a template for a submission, but you can take ideas and inspiration from the submission of the Environmental Pillar. A summary of this submission will be available here soon, or you can read the full submission linked below.


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Support projects for biodiversity and climate in Ireland

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The IEN has over 30 members, all working in different areas of biodiversity and climate.

From helping our endangered birds to connecting habitat for bats, from issues of zero waste to the circular economy, whatever your interest you will find lots of information and ways to help through our member groups.