14.1 C
Galway
Home NEWS Galway City Council throws support behind plan to save our bees

Galway City Council throws support behind plan to save our bees

Galway City Council has become the latest local authority to support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan which aims to improve biodiversity across the island by helping pollinators.

Almost one third of Ireland’s 99 different types of bees are threatened by extinction because of the drastic reduction in the amount of flowers and safe nesting sites across the country.

The action plan is calling everyone, from farmers and local authorities to schools and gardeners, to come together to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive.

The plan is supported by over 90 organisations across the island – and the majority of councils are already taking actions to support pollinators on public land.

Many are also working with local community groups, residents’ associations and schools to help raise awareness of the All-Ireland plan.

By becoming a formal partner, Galway City Council has agreed to support the plan and take it into consideration when deciding policies and making management decisions where possible.

It has also agreed to carry out one action to help pollinators in the first year after signing up and to carry out at least three more positive actions within the following five years.

 

 

Michael Malone
Email me at editor@galwaydaily.com
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Coronavirus: No further deaths, 46 new cases

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has not been informed of any further deaths related to Covid-19 today, but 46 new cases have been confirmed...

Galwegians pay tribute to architect of peace John Hume

Tributes have flooded in from across the world for former SDLP leader and Nobel laureate John Hume, who has died at the age of...

Work on Merlin Park ambulance base expected to begin this month

Work on the new Merlin Park Hospital Ambulance Base is expected to begin before the end of this month. Joe Hoare, HSE West assistant national...
Your Cart