New TV Series Highlights Scientist’s Efforts to Get Britain’s Bees Buzzing

A scientist at the University of Reading has called for immediate action to save pollinating insects crucial to British wildlife and the economy. Simon Potts (pictured), Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services at the University’s School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, says ‘strong conservation action’ was needed now to reverse the decline in the UK’s … Read more

Wildlife Experts Celebrated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre

Dr Tina Aughney and Dr Roy Anderson have been recognised for their work on biodiversity resources by the National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC). The two have been presented with the Centre’s 2011 Distinguished Recorder Award. With Dr Anderson documenting 320 new animal and plant species to Ireland and Dr Aughney training over 1,000 people in … Read more

Ireland’s Heritage Sector Decimated

Punitive cuts, announced in the Budget, will decimate the heritage sector and close many small enterprises that are dependent on it. This will have detrimental affects on both our national heritage and the quality of our tourism offering, according to the Heritage Council. The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government’s Heritage Unit, which has … Read more