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Biodiversity & Climate Emergency Appeal

Help us to help Nature!

These are challenging times for our planet and it’s wildlife. By supporting our  Biodiversity and Climate Emergency Appeal you will be giving a voice to nature. In supporting our policy work you will be helping directly to protect wildlife and their habitats. We will continue to prioritise the plight of Ireland’s birds and biodiversity at the highest level in Ireland.  We are a small organisation fighting a big battle. We are your voice! With your support we will ensure that the nature of our island is protected for the benefit of future generations.

Biodiversity & Climate Emergency Appeal

Help us to help nature so that our children can have a chance to experience it too.

Dear Friends:

We need your support so that we can continue to influence policies that can help biodiversity and which will make a difference to prevent dangerous climate change. The Government recently declared a biodiversity and climate emergency in Ireland and here’s why: two thirds of our wild bird species are red or amber-listed birds of conservation concern, 91% of EU-protected habitats are in ‘bad’ or ‘inadequate’ ecological condition. One third of Ireland’s wild bee species are threatened with extinction and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.

We want a world where our children will experience nature better than we found it. But to do this we need your help.

Our small Advocacy Team has been working hard! Some of our very recent successes  include:

  • securing specific actions on nature-based solutions for climate action into the seminal Joint Oireachtas Committee Report on Climate Action;
  • mobilising our networks to advocate for nature at local and national level against the Heritage Bill;
  • providing government with the evidence base on late nesting birds so that they are protected ;
  • advocating for pollinators as part of the Pollinator Plan
  • holding the government to account to end overfishing
  • and more…

But we need your help so that we can get the best outcomes for the birds, bees and the habitats that support them (and sequester carbon).

Please donate to support our advocacy work for nature. Some of the issues the Advocacy Team is working on include:

  1. Advocating for a National Hedgerow Strategy to protect these unique features of the Irish landscape which support so much wildlife and sequester carbon.
  2. Improving the laws protecting breeding birds so that they are properly protected when they are at their most vulnerable, as well as the effective enforcement of those laws.
  3. Working with the Forest Service on better policies for forestry in Ireland to ensure that this sector enhances biodiversity and does not impact on birds and the habitats that support them and plants more native broadleaf trees.
  4. Advocating for a Common Agriculture Policy post-2020 which is better for nature, climate and for farmers.

We hope you will help. Thank you for your support.

Also don’t forget to tell your politicians that nature is important to you. They need to keep hearing this. You are an advocate for nature!

Please contact Oonagh Duggan if you have any questions, email oduggan@birdwatchireland.ie.

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Donation Total: €25.00 One Time