BIODIVERSITY WEEK
Biodiversity Bites Delgany

19 May 2019

By Wed 8 May 2019 June 18th, 2019 Events

This event is now over

You can READ our report here:
READ the Preliminary Biodiversity Appraisal of Delgany’s Three Trouts Stream
which was presented by Keith Scanlan here,
and
SEE our photos of the event here

Event Details

Biodiversity Bites Delgany

Presented by Delgany Tidy Towns, with the support of Green Foundation Ireland, Delgany Golf Club, and the Local Authority Waters and Community Office.

SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019 at 4:00pm
Venue:  Delgany Golf Club,  Delgany,  County Wicklow.

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TICKET DETAILS

While admission is FREE to this event, registration is REQUIRED.
Please secure your place by booking here.

GETTING THERE

Delgany Golf Club is situated just outside Delgany village on the edge of the Glen of the Downs Nature Reserve and provides an ideal setting to learn more about biodiversity.

It is about 40 minutes from Dublin City Centre – just take the R762 exit off the N11 (Dublin to Wexford Road).

Here is a map to help you locate it.

Event Programme

Speakers include

Matthew Jebb
Botanist, Taxonomist and Director of the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin

Duncan Stewart
Environmentalist, Broadcaster, Presenter of Eco-Eye series on RTÉ and Chair of Green Foundation Ireland

Donna Mullen
Ecologist, Environmentalist, founder member of Bat Conversation Ireland and Director of Green Foundation Ireland

Jeremy Emmet Booth
Researcher in agricultural biodiversity

Keith Scanlon
Environmentalist and Actionist, presenting Delgany’s Biodiversity Survey

Coillte
Official launch of the Delgany Tree for a Child programme – over the next five years Delgany Tidy Towns aims to plant a tree for each child in the village

As always at our events, an important part will be the Q&A session which will allow full participation by those attending.

THEME

Nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over one million species of plants and animals, scientists said in the UN’s first comprehensive report on biodiversity published earlier in May 2019. National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people to play their part in protecting it.

It’s also about entertaining them, showing the fun and wonder that can be found in nature, and inspiring people to learn more, see more, do more. To borrow the words of David Attenborough you need to “cherish the natural world because you’re part of it and you depend on it”.

As well as the impressive line-up of speakers listed above, there will be a memorial presentation to honour Éamon de Buitléar, a Wicklow native, wildlife expert, film maker and writer. As a founder of the Irish Wildlife Trust, it is fitting that the memorial is awarded as the Trust celebrates its 40th anniversary.

This event is part of the National Biodiversity Week 2019
organised by Irish Environmental Network.