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# biodiversity - Friday 31 July, 2020

Trinity College plants new wildflower meadow on College Green

The lawn’s conversion to a wildflower meadow follows a survey of staff, students and the public earlier this year.

# biodiversity - Saturday 23 May, 2020

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

Were you nurtured on our nature?

# biodiversity - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

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.

# biodiversity - Saturday 25 April, 2020

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.

# biodiversity - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

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.

# biodiversity - Sunday 12 May, 2019

'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?

# biodiversity - Saturday 11 May, 2019

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.

# biodiversity - Friday 10 May, 2019

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.

# biodiversity - Monday 6 May, 2019

'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.

# biodiversity - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Asian Clam invasion prompts Longford angling ban

“An aggressive alien invasive species.”

# biodiversity - Thursday 4 September, 2014

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.

# biodiversity - Monday 23 September, 2013

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.

# biodiversity - Thursday 22 August, 2013

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.

# biodiversity - Sunday 9 September, 2012

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?

# biodiversity - Thursday 30 August, 2012

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.

# biodiversity - Sunday 12 February, 2012

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…

# biodiversity - Sunday 16 October, 2011

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.

# biodiversity - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

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.