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Dr Liz Cullen will take us on a quick tour of the reasons why biodiversity is so important to human health, the state of biodiversity in Ireland, the threats that it currently faces and how those threats could be overcome through changes in social and economic dynamics. Her talk will be followed by a discussion.
About the presenter: Elizabeth Cullen is a long-time Feasta member and a medical doctor with a long-standing interest in the impact of the environment on health. Her Ph D was on the impacts of climate change on health.
For 9 days in May Lisdoonvarna Tidy Towns and Feasta are hosting a photography competition for amateur budding photographers to kickstart our biodiversity audit of the town.
We want you to send us your best photographs of biodiversity, wildlife, flora, fauna – every thing that makes up the natural world in Lisdoonvarna. There is a maximum of 3 photos per person so don’t just send the first photos you take! The photos must be taken in Lisdoonvarna during the month of May 2021 and submitted by May 23rd for judging.
Winners will be announced at our biodiversity event on May 25th.
We have two categories:
18 years and under on May 1st 2021
Over 18’s from May 1st 2021
We have received funding from the Irish Environmental Network and the National Parks and Wildlife Service of €300 which will cover 3 prizes in each category.
Anybody can post photos and videos on to Lisdoonvarna Tidy Towns facebook page to share however entries to the photography competition must be submitted via email.
Please submit, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, a maximum of three photos together including your name, category, the location the photo was taken, a brief description of the photgraph and a contact phone number.
Biodiversity Week is organised by the Irish Environmental Network (www.ien.ie) and supported by the National Parks and Wildlife Trust (www.npws.ie)
Some terms and conditions:
The Judges’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.
By entering the promotion and submitting your photograph you hereby grant Lisdoonvarane Tidy Towns and Lisdoonvarna Biodiversity a license to use your photograph.
All imagery MUST be the total and exclusive work of the submitting photographer and may not include any element that is the copyright of another.
All entries must include a valid email address.
Images must be in JPEG format
Images should be 100% quality (JPEG)
All photographs must be taken in the month of May 2017 in Ireland and sent in before 23rd of May midnight.
When a photograph is submitted and entry finalised the entry cannot be changed or edited.