We are losing global biodiversity at a rate unprecedented in human history. In Ireland, many of our protected habitats are in poor condition and 14% of assessed species are thought to be endangered. The number of plants, insects, mammals and birds that are threatened or endangered is growing year-on-year.
This matters for people as well as the planet. As the web of life breaks apart, the natural systems that give us food to eat, air to breathe and water to drink are increasingly vulnerable. Is that something we are prepared to accept?
It’s time for a new approach and a new understanding. That’s why we’re bringing academics, artists, businesses, community groups, conservationists, ecologists, farmers, fishers, foresters, government, landowners, local authorities, NGOS, politicians, scientists and state agencies together to discuss the challenges, explore the solutions and figure out how to work together to achieve our common goal of reversing biodiversity loss and implementing the National Biodiversity Action Plan 2017 – 2021.