To celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity on 22nd May, the National Biodiversity Data Centre will launch a ‘5,000 biodiversity records challenge’ running from 20th to 22nd May. The Data Centre is inviting everyone to get outdoors and record Ireland’s biodiversity. This can be from a special wildlife site in your locality, from somewhere that you visit regularly, or even from your garden. By participating in this initiative we want to reach the target of 5,000 records generated over the weekend as a simple, yet powerful demonstration that there is interest in biodiversity, and that policies and actions to conserve biodiversity have support in Ireland.
To participate in the 5,000 biodiversity records challenge just submit any species you see next weekend (20th, 21st & 22nd May) to the Data Centre https://records.biodiversityireland.ie/, to show you care about nature.
Records can also be submitted by downloading the free Biodiversity Data Capture app
Progress with the recording effort, including a map of the records received, can be followed at https://www.biodiversityireland.ie/5000-record-challenge/