Biodiversity is all the living organisms in a particular area. That is all the animals, plants and micro-organisms, and the habitats they depend on. Biodiversity is everywhere – from the biodiversity of planet Earth to the biodiversity of Ireland and the biodiversity of our back gardens. Ireland’s biodiversity is found in every village, townland, and farm and even in our cities. So, while biodiversity loss may be a global problem, an important response is to protect local biodiversity.
On this page you will find information about the People Together for Biodiversity Award categories.
Award Category A: Small community group project, run on less than €3,000 budget
Award Category B: Large community group project, run on more than €3,000 budget
With these two categories of the Together for Biodiversity Awards, we want to recognise the work of community groups from across Ireland running projects in their area to help protect and or monitor their biodiversity as well as raising awareness in their community about it.
Right now, groups of all descriptions from residents committees to community gardeners to Tidy Towns and wetlands groups are all running projects to help save our biodiversity. As a community group, you can enter the awards under two categories; one for large projects with a budget of over €3,000 (Category B) and another category for project costing less that €3,000 (Category C).
Any project that has been run to help biodiversity can enter. Some examples are;
Habitat Creation Projects: e.g. Pollinator Friendly Planting, Native Woodland Planting, Wetland Creation
Wildlife Monitoring Projects: e.g. Citizen Science Projects, Monitoring for the National Biodiversity Data Centre
Biodiversity Education: eg. Nature Trails, Youth Nature Education
Habitat Protection Projects: e.g. Wetland Protection, River Protection, Litter picks and Habitat clean-ups
If you want to check if your group is eligible to apply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the application form and terms and conditions here
This project is sponsored by Dublin Port Company