We are running a series of webinars on solutions to the biodiversity crisis in Ireland. Join us once a month to watch live discussions with specialists in wildlife conservation or use the links below to watch back. To join live and take part in the Q&A keep an eye out for the webinar registration links as they are announced here and on our social media.
March 1st at 7pm - Nature in the City
We’ll be talking about the importance of biodiversity in Dublin including the importance of trees and green space, the value of water ways and some of the plans to enhance nature in Dublin. Our capital city has a surprising amount of nature but we need more! Speakers include Alma Clavin of UCD, Patrick McCabe of REDscape Landscape & Urbanism and Lorraine Bull, biodiversity officer with Dublin City Council.
A link for the recording will be available soon – Nature in the City webinar
February 1st at 7pm - Birds on the Edge
This webinar will look at efforts to save three of Ireland’s most endangered birds: the Curlew, the Corncrake and the Hen Harrier. Speakers include Ryan Wilson-Parr of the Hen Harrier Project, Kathryn Finney of BirdWatch Ireland and John Carey of the recently-launched Corncrake LIFE project.
Dec 7th - Farming and Nature in Ireland's Uplands
A webinar on farming and nature in Ireland’s uplands with Dr. Eugene Costelle from the Department of Archaeology University College Cork.
Date: Monday 7th December
Nov 16th - Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Breakdown
Description: A discussion on nature-based solutions to climate breakdown with Jennifer Whitmore TD and Nathalie Seddon of the University of Oxford.
Date: Monday 16th Nov
Nov 2nd - Marine Protected Areas for Ireland
Description: The government has committed to protecting 30% of our seas by 2030 but currently Ireland only protects 2.5%, and even these areas do not enjoy any actual protection. Join the IWT for a discussion on the potential for bigger and better MPAs for Ireland featuring our own Regina Classen and National Geographic’s Adrian Gahan.
Adrian presented National Geographic’s Pristine Seas project and discussed the potential for marine protected areas in Ireland.
Regina introduced us to the current state of marine protection in Ireland and what needs to be done to reverse the decline in marine biodiversity and enhance the carbon storage capacity of our Ocean. For more information, you can read her full report on Ireland’s failure to protect marine Natura 2000 sites here.
Oct 2020: Farming in the Biodiversity and Climate Crisis
Description: An Irish Wildlife Trust webinar with farmers Sinead Moran and Clive Bright