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Ireland’s Citizen Science Portal

Dr. Liam Lysaght, Centre Director, provides an overview of his recording activities using Ireland’s Citizen Science Portal during the Coronavirus lockdown. and highlights some of the functionality of the system that he finds most useful.      The Coronavirus lockdown … Continued

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Does the lockdown bring any silver linings?

Does the national lockdown have any silver linings? Well, one was seeing the motorway verges covered in Dandelions and Cowslips on a recent trip to Newbridge. The delay in routine mowing along the motorways has allowed these wildflowers to flourish … Continued

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Butterfly Atlas 2021

Dr. Liam Lysaght provides an update on the Butterfly Atlas 2021 and reports on the large amount of information that is being generated through this citizen science project on the impacts of climate and landscape change on butterfly populations.   … Continued

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The search for rare Irish plants

Dr Úna FitzPatrick, Senior Ecologist with the National Biodiversity Data Centre, explains the appeal of finding rare plants for the Rare Plant Monitoring Scheme Some people know I really like wild bees. Here’s a secret: I like wild plants even … Continued

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IPBES & Ireland’s biodiversity crisis

The Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service (IPBES) has published its global assessment on the state of the world’s biodiversity and ecosystem services. In a personal comment piece Dr. Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, reflects … Continued

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The biodiversity crisis requires global action

More than 3,000 delegates representing 196 governments & NGOs assembled in Egypt recently for the 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity. The 196 Governments, including Ireland, agreed to scale up investment in nature … Continued

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