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Leitrim Bird Watch – Public Meeting
June 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leitrim Birdwatch will hold a Public Meeting on Wed. 20th June at the Bush Hotel in Carrick on Shannon at 7:30 pm. Anyone interested in the birds they see outside their Leitrim homes will be treated to a presentation by Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland. Some of the beautiful birds included are the Swift and the Curlew.
The group are one of five Leitrim PPN Members that form the Environmental College. They are the local branch of Birdwatch Ireland.
For more about Leitrim Birdwatch CLICK HERE
ALL ARE WELCOME
More about Birdwatch Ireland
The primary objective of BirdWatch Ireland is the protection of wild birds and their habitats in Ireland. In order to fulfill this objective they:
– Carry out extensive research and survey work
– Operate applied conservation projects and manage a network of reserves nationwide
– Prepare and advocate policies
– Recruit, retain and service a growing membership base
– Promote the importance of wild birds and biodiversity through field education, dedicated media and to the national media.
– Build on existing partnerships with NGOs, with Government departments, the European Commission and farming organisations, and to establish new partnerships with other sectors
Much of their work depends on volunteers and on the local branches who are actively involved in survey, education and awareness-raising initiatives and are most familiar with local conservation issues. The organisation takes part in a number of Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) forums, such as the Sustainable Water Network (SWAN), Environmental (Ecological) NGOs Core Funding Ltd (EENGO), Working and Educating for Biodiversity (WEB) and the Irish Uplands Forum (IUF).
BirdWatch Ireland is the Republic of Ireland partner of BirdLife International, a partnership of over 100 bird conservation organisations across the globe. As a global and European partnership, BirdLife International influences decision-making processes through lobbying and production of robust information and policy material. It also works in partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in Northern Ireland to take an all-Ireland approach to conserving priority species.
For more see: BIRDWATCH IRELAND WEBSITE