COP26 is the 26th annual conference on climate change. Representatives from 196 countries are meeting in Glasgow in the first two weeks of November to figure out exactly what we must do to minimise the extent of climate change on the environment and society. … Continue reading Healthy seas and COP26: what’s the connection?
Did you know the largest skate in the world lives in our local seas? The flapper skate can grow up to 3m in length and lives to 100 years old! However, these impressive facts are overshadowed by the reality … Continue reading The Flapper skate: Working to conserve NI’s most endangered species
In less than nine months from now, or potentially even sooner, an Assembly election will be announced, ending what has been a turbulent mandate for the political parties, people and nature of Northern Ireland. In 2016, 90 MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly) were elected to govern Northern … Continue reading Northern Ireland’s Political Seascape
In the midst of the twin climate and biodiversity crises, where the current state of many habitats and wildlife are at risk or already in decline, it is easy to be overwhelmed with the pressures facing our natural environment. Unsustainable … Continue reading Ocean optimism on #WorldOceanDay: A Northern Ireland perspective
Protect our seas: Have your say on what activities should be allowed in our most important marine areas.
The Northern Ireland Marine Task Force (NIMTF) is encouraging everyone to take part in a new government consultation that will help restore our seas and the important marine life found within them. A better future for our seas: The … Continue reading Protect our seas: Have your say on what activities should be allowed in our most important marine areas.
Our seas are resilient, we have seen on social media how wildlife has flourished when we slow down, like the wildflowers blooming at the Giant’s Causeway. When we return to a ‘new normal’ we need to remember this and move forward in how we treat and respect our environment and the species that live here. … Continue reading Causeway Coast
Strangford is a reminder that the recovery of our damaged natural areas can happen and, we believe, must happen to secure a healthy, wildlife-rich future for us all. Variety is the spice of life and it’s hard to find a place with more natural variety than under the waves and around the coasts of Northern … Continue reading Strangford