Week-long celebration of biodiversity begins tomorrow

The Galway Buzz Paddy Crowe Inis Oírr Photo
Photo: Paddy Crowe, Inis Oírr

A week-long celebration of biodiversity will begin tomorrow, to mark International Biodiversity Day.

Galway County Council’s virtual celebration will centre on the theme of ‘Our Solutions are in Nature’ – looking at using nature-based solutions to improve our quality of life.

There will be a different biodiversity-related theme every day, including a focus on birds, hedgerows and trees, the work of Tidy Towns groups, water and wildlife, pollinators, and community-based biodiversity projects, among others.

Cllr Jimmy McClearn, Cathaoirleach of the County of Galway, explained: “Galway County Council is celebrating International Biodiversity Day and National Biodiversity Week virtually this year, through The Galway Buzz.

“They will be launching a week of biodiversity-related online resources on May 22nd that will run until May 29th on https://biodiversity.galwaycommunityheritage.org/ and other platforms.”

Many people have been finding comfort in nature and wildlife while on their 2km or 5km walks or in their gardens during the COVID crisis, and National Biodiversity Week and The Galway Buzz are designed to connect people with nature and inspire them to protect the natural world we depend on.

Many community groups, Tidy Towns groups and schools in Galway work tirelessly to protect and enhance our natural heritage and the Galway Buzz will showcase some of their work and provide resources for future projects and activities.



To help support the local hospitality industry, Galway Daily has launched a new restaurants page to help people see what takeaways are open near them.

Restaurants, cafés and more in the food industry are struggling in the current crisis, and we can all help the places that create delicious experiences for all in Galway by eating local.