1 Jul 2019, 17.00

The Joint Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will meet tomorrow to discuss what is happening to the bird population in Ireland, and related matters.

The discussion will be with BirdWatch Ireland, with the Committee meeting to start at 2pm in Committee Room 4, Leinster House.

BirdWatch Ireland is a registered charity with the motto of protecting birds & biodiversity, and is engaged in the following activities.

-Carries out extensive scientific research and survey work into Ireland’s birds.
-Operates applied conservation projects and manages a network of reserves nationwide.
-Prepares and advocates policies to protect and conserve Irish birds and their habitats.
-Promotes the importance of wild birds and biodiversity through field education, dedicated media and to the national media.
-Builds on existing partnerships with NGOs, with Government departments, the European Commission and farming organisations, and to establish new partnerships with other sectors.

BirdWatch Ireland 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).

Committee Chair, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, said, “The Committee is keen to discuss what is happening to the bird population in Ireland, much of BirdWatch Ireland’s work depends on volunteers and branches who are actively involved in survey, education and awareness-raising initiatives and are most familiar with local conservation issues. We look forward to getting the expert insight of BirdWatch Ireland.”

Committee proceedings can be viewed live here

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