Hope Spot webinar

Apr 05
April 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Join Fair Seas and the Irish Wildlife Trust on April 19th at 7 for a webinar on Ireland’s first ever Hope Spot – The Greater Skellig Coast.

Hope Spots are special places that are scientifically identified as critical to the health of the ocean. Existing spots include the Galápagos Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

The Greater Skellig Coast Hope Spot is an area that stretches along the Wild Atlantic Way from Loop Head in Co. Clare to Kenmare Bay in Co. Kerry and incorporates the famous UNESCO Heritage site of Skellig Michael. This area was identified as an ‘Area of Interest’ in Fair Seas ‘Revitalising our Seas’ report that could be explored as a potential MPA. Fair Seas is a coalition of eNGOs and networks dedicated to increasing Ireland’s MPA’s to 30% by 2030, to give our species, habitats and coastal communities the opportunity to thrive.

At this event we will be hearing from the Fair Seas Team, Lucy Hunt, founder of SeaSynergy and one of the Hope Spot Champions, and Professor Dan Laffoley, Chair of the Hope Spot Council.