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Go wild in Monaghan - Free Events
Notice Nature is Ireland’s public awareness campaign on biodiversity. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and to encourage everyone to play their part in its protection. This will help halt the damage being done to our plants and animals and the landscape, waters and habitats in which they live.
Monaghan County Council has teamed up with a number of non-governmental organisations who work to promote the conservation and understanding of Ireland’s biodiversity. These groups are membership based and rely heavily on the goodwill of volunteers to continue their good work. All the events listed are free, and will be highly enjoyable and informative. Please come along and learn more about Monaghan’s rich biodiversity. List of Events
The National Parks & Wildlife Service
will promote the year and produce material to raise awareness about biodiversity.
The National Biodiversity Data Centre
produced a 2010 wall planner
to help raise awareness. And here is the Programme of workshops for 2010
Forest Friends Ireland
Forest Friends Ireland, among other objectives, wants to bring about a change in the present status quo, whereby forestry policy in Ireland is based primarily on a monoculture, a single species, namely Sitka Spruce. To work towards the achievement of a policy based on biodiversity and continuous canopy, in accordance with the principles annunciated in the Convention on Biodiversity, at the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit 1992.
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland
The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland is the leading national centre for botany and horticulture. The Gardens are situated in Dublin city and include major collections of plants held for research, educational, conservation and horticultural purposes. It received over 600,000 visitors each year and implements broadly-based national and international programmes in scientific research, plant conservation, environmental education and public horticulture. The institution also includes the National Herbarium which contains c750,000 plant specimens.