National Biodiversity Week

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National Biodiversity Week is taking place 13th-22nd May.

Put simply, Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. It is essential for sustaining the natural living systems or ecosystems that provide us with food, clean water, fuel, health, wealth, and other services we take for granted in our everyday life.

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.

National Biodiversity Week

National Biodiversity Week takes place across Ireland with  events covering all interests, from the ocean to the mountain tops. Join in and celebrate our Nature and Biodiversity with a range of family-friendly activities. Ther 10th annual Biodiversity Photographer of the Year runs throughout May and the centrepiece of Biodiversiy week will be the Backyard Bioblitz.

There’s lots to see and lots to learn, so dive in to the events and see what interests you.

During Biodiversity Week itself there is a huge array of online events taking place, hosted by NGOs and other groups across the country, such as Irish Wildlife Trust, Coastwatch, Bat Conservation Ireland and more. Check out the calendar of events to explore what’s on where.

The final weekend of Biodiversity Week is one for the whole family. Join in the Backyard Bioblitz, and get the kids involved with our Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt. During the Bioblitz ecologists and wildlife experts will be on hand to identify what you can find in your local area. is Ireland’s largest part-time course finder database, with thousands of part-time courses, evening, morning and weekend classes and adult education courses to choose from. You’ll find your perfect course on

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