Cork Nature Network, in partnership with Community Foundation Ireland, is pleased to announce a Community Information and Consultation event for the development of the Ballydehob Biodiversity Action Plan on Saturday November 11, from 2pm in Ballydehob Community Hall.
A biodiversity action plan is a strategic document that outlines specific actions and measures to protect, conserve, and enhance the natural environment and its diverse species. It serves as a roadmap for the conservation and sustainable management of ecosystems, ensuring their long-term survival and the well-being of the communities that rely on them.
Acknowledging the significance of community participation and dedication in shaping these plans and executing nature-related initiatives, Cork Nature Network has arranged an inclusive event, open to all. This aims to offer residents, local groups, and various stakeholders the opportunity to contribute their knowledge, ideas, and concerns.
The event will include presentations from Cork Nature Network and the Local Authority Waters Programme as well as a facilitated open forum discussion to harvest views and ideas from the community. Attendees will have the chance to learn about the current state of biodiversity, understand the challenges it faces, and actively participate in shaping the future direction of conservation efforts.
The project is led by Cork Nature Network, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection and restoration of our natural heritage. Community Foundation Ireland, a philanthropic organisation committed to supporting positive change in local communities, has provided funding for this initiative.
“We are aware of the great work being done by a wide range of different groups in Ballydehob and believe that involving the whole community in collaboration to develop the Ballydehob Biodiversity Action Plan is crucial for its success,” said Tara O’Donoghue, project manager with Cork Nature Network. “By harnessing the collective knowledge and passion of local residents, we can create a plan that truly reflects the needs and priorities of the community, with actions that can be feasibly implemented over the coming years, ensuring a sustainable future for Ballydehob’s unique biodiversity.”
All members of the community are invited to attend the Community Information and Consultation Day and contribute to the development of the Ballydehob Biodiversity Action Plan. Together, we can make a positive impact on our environment and secure a vibrant and diverse natural heritage for future generations.