The #givenatureachance campaign is born with one simple, but very important goal in mind. That is to promote the well-being of Ireland’s wildlife by raising awareness and educating the public.
These are difficult times; for most of us, how we work, how we socialise, has changed. In the midst of COVID-19, We all feel a sense of uncertainty towards the future. However, there is a silver lining to be found. Slowing down, spending more time in gardens and local parks, is leading to an increased awareness towards nature. Social Media posts, articles and pictures, show how nature starts to thrive on it’s own, when it is given a chance.
This has been the inspiration behind our new campaign “#givenatureachance”
We want us all to come together and use the tools at our disposal, such as social media and digital platforms to teach about the natural world around us, and provide simple facts and tips how anyone can actively help give nature a chance. We want to transmit the passion Cork Nature Network has for nature, to show that anyone can get involved and help promote biodiversity.
#givenatureachance #biodiversityaware #wildaboutnature
Have you ever been out in the Irish countryside, soaking up the view of the fields, hills, woodlands, maybe a bumbling stream in the background, and SUDDENLY your eye catches an Irish Hare! Over there, running across the field, at full speed, it is huge, you can see the white of its tail! Read more
On June 21st we are midway through 2020, the year of unprecedented events. A global pandemic has radically impacted human behaviour, changing the way we work, how we travel, how we consume and even how we socialise.
There was another unprecedented event. This year gave us the warmest May on record, EVER. According to the EU climate change monitor, global temperatures were 0.63degrees celcius above average this month. While here in Ireland we experienced the driest May since records began and the driest month ever, for some counties.
Did you know that grassland areas such as fields cover between 61 and 62% of the entire island of Ireland? (as per CSO, 2016), although little of this actually accounts for native semi-natural grassland habitats, the areas most of benefit to Irish biodiversity and pollinators. Read more