Together for Biodiversity Awards 2018

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The Together for Biodiversity Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the work being carried out by individuals and communities across Ireland to protect our natural environment.

Have you or your community been involved in a project to help protect local wildlife or habitats this year? Perhaps you; planted a school wildlife garden, made your village more pollinator friendly or helped protect a local wetland. If so, why not enter the Together for Biodiversity Awards to have your work recognised and be in with the chance to win funding for future biodiversity projects. Individuals, community groups, schools and farmers are all invited to apply.

The Together for Biodiversity Awards are part of the National Biodiversity Conference, which takes place at Dublin Castle on 20th and 21st February 2019. The award winner will be announced at the National Biodiversity Conference.

The National Biodiversity Conference is being organised by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Irish Forum on Natural Capital. These awards are kindly sponsored by Dublin Port Company.

You can apply in the following categories:

People Together for Biodiversity Award

  • (Small Community Project, run on less than €3,000 budget)
  • (Large Community Project, run on more than €3,000 budget)

Local Biodiversity Champion Award

  • (Individual leading change for biodiversity at local level)

Farming Together for Biodiversity Award

  • (Farmers collaborating on landscape-scale conservation projects)​

Learning Together for Biodiversity Award

  • (Schools leading on biodiversity projects through education).

The Competition and the Prizes 

  • All applicants’ projects will be reviewed by the awards organisers
  • Six best projects from each category progress will progress to a public voting stage
  • The top three projects as voted by the public from each category will be the finalist
  • All finalists will be invited to the Award Ceremony which will take place at the National Biodiversity Conference February 2019
  • The winner of each category will be announced at the award ceremony
  • The winner of each category will receive €2,000 to spend on biodiversity project
  • All other finalist will receive €500 vouchers to use for biodiversity projects.

The deadline for entries is 3 December, 2018.

For full application details and criteria, are available HERE

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