Council Launches Plan to Protect Local Biodiversity
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has published its updated action plan to protect the region’s biodiversity.
The Local Biodiversity Action Plan celebrates the wealth of biodiversity here in the district, recommends actions required to conserve it and encourages local people to play their part.
The plan will be promoted across the district and in local schools.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin, visited Carrick
Pre-school in Burren on Thursday 25 October, to launch the plan and to help the children learn about local wildlife, and how they can help protect it.
Councillor Murnin said: “Biodiversity simply means the total variety of all living things, from the smallest insect to the tallest tree and the habitats in which they live. There are lots of simple ways in which we can help look after our local biodiversity.
“Our district has a wonderful array of habitats and species, and it is our responsibility to ensure that this rich diversity can be maintained and thrive. The Council is committed to improving our greenspace for wildlife in the coming years and I hope that members of the public get involved and do the same.”
Karen Todd, Leader at Carrick Pre-school, said: “The children love learning about nature and our local wildlife, this week we are focussing on hedgehogs. It is great being able to invite the Council out to our school to link in with the work we are doing here at Carrick.”
To find out more about Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s biodiversity and how you can get involved, contact Danielle Begley, Biodiversity Officer on 0300 013 2233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org