About National Biodiversity Week 2019

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 18th – 26th May 2019, over 50 FREE, family-friendly events will be taking place all over Ireland celebrating our diverse species and habitats.

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

Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health

The theme for International Day for Biological Diversity 2019 is ‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’

This year’s focus is on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and a key catalyst to transforming food systems.

The theme also celebrates the diversity provided by our natural systems for human existence and well-being on Earth, while contributing to other Sustainable Development Goals, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, ecosystems restoration, cleaner water and zero hunger, among others.

Read more about the theme here.

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 2019 and submitted by the deadline of 31st May. For more information visit our Photo Competitions section and check out the terms and conditions.