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List of tips for conserving biodiversity and increasing the number of trees.


  • Purchase organic food: organic agriculture doesn't use chemicals or fertilizers which damage certain species and ecosystems on farms. Not the least organic food is good for you!

  • Spare our fish: 75% of all fisheries are fully exploited or over-fished. Species like cod, haddock and halibut are already threatened. If we do not move towards sustainable use, there will be no fish left for our grandchildren.

  • Increase green areas and plant trees around your house, in your garden.

Bioblitz 2014 - Biocity by TCD:

Join in the first Intervarsity BioBlitz
On 1st and 2nd of May four teams of scientists, in four different universities, will race against time to see how many plants and animals can be recorded on their campus in a 24-hour period. TCD is one of four universities taking part in the event, which also includes DCU, NUI Galway and UCC.
Anyone around campus can join in by visiting the BioBlitz Public Lab upstairs in the Science Gallery. The Lab will open at 9.30am on Friday, 2nd of May. You can join in a plant walk at 9.30am which will survey TCD’s gardens. Or find out about bugs, birds and moths and help with online data entry at the Lab.


bioblitz poster for 2014

One of the key aims of BioBlitz is to raise awareness about biodiversity – the variety of life that surrounds us and provides us with the ecosystem services that support, and enhance, our quality of life. As part of the TCD BioBlitz public engagement programme 4th class from St. Mary’s Boys school will visit the Gallery for a workshop on pollinators with Green Bee Education ( The class will make nests for solitary bees which will positioned around campus and will be revisited with a primary school class at next year’s BioBlitz.
Students and staff are being encouraged to get involved by raising awareness of Irish wildlife and the BioBlitz event through social media. Different species flyers created by @daveendangered have been distributed across the campus with specific social media contact details. This is an opportunity for everyone to support the BioBlitz and get involved by creating a SpeciesSelfie through e-mail, twitter and facebook.

For more information about the BioBlitz contact Dr Rachel Kavanagh at or visit the Science Gallery on Friday, 2nd May to join in the fun!
The BioBlitz is an initiative of the National Biodiversity Data Centre and An Taisce Green Campus. For more information:
This initiative is supported in Trinity College by Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research, the School of Natural Science and The TCD Green Committee.

It is organised by the Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research, the MSc students in Biodiversity and Conservation and Environmental Science, and research students and staff from the School of Natural Science.




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