It is widely agreed that the nature of the biodiversity crisis necessitates an all-island response. In this episode, we look at the ways that communities can be enabled to tackle this crisis through collaborative approaches.
We explore the intersection of ecology with archaeology, heritage, and sense of place, and the value of knowledge gathering and sharing. As we move through shifting normals, with each new generation seeing the ecosystem conditions in which they grew up as ‘normal’, we explore how people’s awareness can change as they get involved in local biodiversity projects.
Dr Una Fitzpatrick is a senior ecologist at the National Biodiversity Data Centre. She is responsible for the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.
Mark Horton is the All Ireland Director of The Rivers Trust and chairperson of Ballinderry Rivers Trust.
Shirley Clerkin is the heritage officer at Monaghan County Council. An environmental scientist, she studied law before working in the NGO sector including the Irish Wildlife Trust and An Taisce. County Heritage Officer – Monaghan County Council | LinkedIn
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