About National Biodiversity Week

National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people to play their part in protecting it.

It’s also about entertaining them, showing the fun and wonder that can be found in nature, and inspiring people to learn more, see more, do more.

Over the course of nine days, from 19th – 27th May 2018, over 50 FREE, family-friendly events will be taking place all over Ireland celebrating our diverse species and habitats.

Check out our Events section to see what’s taking place near you!

What’s On?

From bat walks to urban bee-keeping, whale watching to fossil hunts, there is bound to be something for you during Biodiversity Week 2018. Click on the Events tab above to find an interactive map with details of up to 50 free events taking place right across Ireland

I Think There Is Some In Here-Billy Horan

‘I Think There Is Some In Here’ by Billy Horan (2016 finalist)

Biodiversity Photographer of the Year

Are you an amateur photographer? Would you like to be in with a chance to win up to €500 in cash prizes? Then enter one of our Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition!

We have two photography competitions underway. Our ‘Biodiversity Photographer of the Year’ competition is open to the general public and our ‘Young Biodiversity Photographer of the Year’ competition is open to secondary school students.

All entries must be taken in the month of May 2018 and submitted by the deadline of 31st May. For more information visit our Photo Competitions section and check out the terms and conditions.

International Day for Biological Diversity 2018

The theme for International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 is Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity.

Focusing on how action for Biodiversity has changed over the past 25 years and the achievements of actions taken in the past 25 years. It is also important to reflect on the past 25 years to help develop new action goals for Biodiversity and to develop peoples’ understanding of the importance of sustainable goals.

Read more about the 2018 theme here.

More information on the Convention of Biological Diversity here.