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Biodiversity

Biodiversity Information

The word ‘Biodiversity’, which is an amalgamation of the words 'biological' and 'diversity' is the term used for all forms of life on earth. It includes all life forms, including animals, plants, insects, fish, humans, habitats etc. County Tipperary is a county rich in biodiversity. Habitat diversity ranges from lakes, rivers, grasslands, limestone pavement, turloughs, heaths and peatlands.

Invasive Species

Introduced species have a major impact on biodiversity.

When non native species become invasive they can transform ecosystems, and threaten native and endangered species.

Protected Sites

Ireland is home to 28 species of land mammal, over 400 species of birds, more than 4,000 plant species and over 12,000 species of insect. If we want all of this to survive, we must ensure that there are enough suitable areas for all these species to flourish.

Local Authority Pollinator Award Newsletter 2018

The Local Authority Pollinator Award aims to encourage TidyTowns groups to implement pollinator-friendly actions in their towns and villages as part of the TidyTowns competition. Irish bees, crucial in the pollination of our plants, trees and vegetables, are in decline.

Managing Healthy Hedgerows video

Flower Insect Timed Count and Managing Healthy Hedgerows videos - taking time out to appreciate the importance of our natural environment.

These videos were produced with funding from the Heritage Office, Tipperary County Council, and the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage.

Click on the link below to access the videos.

Gardening for Biodiversity

Gardening for Biodiversity, a book by Juanita Browne of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and illustrated by Barry Reynolds, which focuses on bringing biodiversity into your own garden.

BirdWatch Ireland's Making a Barn Owl box leaflet

BirdWatch Ireland's Making a Bat Box leaflet

BirdWatch Ireland's Making a Nest Box leaflet

Promoting Biodiversity in our Gardens with Nest Boxes

As part of the Healthy Ireland 'Keep Well' initiative, Kevin Collins from the Tipperary Branch of BirdWatch Ireland, together with Peter Grant, has produced a step-by-step guide on how to make nest-boxes. This video includes information for absolute beginners on how to make the box, what preservative to use, where to erect the box and how to look after it.

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