A new survey carried out by the Office of Public Works (OPW) has found that over half of the population (56%) are unsure of how to help improve biodiversity, despite the overwhelming majority (90%) wanting to play their part in improving Irish biodiversity. The findings come as the OPW launches its Biodiversity Action Strategy to improve biodiversity across its entire operations.
The OPW is one of a number of government bodies working to support the delivery of the National Biodiversity Strategy. In its Biodiversity Action Strategy, the OPW has identified 48 specific actions across five themes that it will undertake to embed biodiversity into all areas of its working brief. Among these actions is an innovative proposal to develop a ‘Homes for Wildlife’ programme where it will take a leadership role in designing and adapting lands, buildings and waterway structures to provide homes for wildlife wherever possible including safe roosting sites for bats, and nesting sites for pollinators and birds.
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