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Surveyors Wanted for Pilot Irish Pollinator Monitoring Scheme

May 10, 2022 | Biodiversity News

Pilot Irish Pollinator Monitoring Scheme

The National Biodiversity Data Centre is seeking surveyors to survey insect pollinators and flowering plants at one site five time across the season.

The pilot Irish Pollinator Monitoring Scheme is a project that aims to monitor the status, trends and distribution of wild bees, hoverflies, butterflies and their floral resources across a range of habitats throughout Ireland.

The pilot scheme is managed by the National Biodiversity Data Centre and funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The Scheme involves 50 sites of 1km2 areas being visited 5 times (once per month) between April & August. The sites will be a combination of farmland, semi natural habitats and public land.

Pollinators help ensure we have access to a large selection of food required to maintain a healthy and nutritious diet and lifestyle. They also have an economical benefit with insect-mediated crop pollination contributing nearly €15 billion per year to the European economy and up to €59 million per year in Ireland though home-produced crops.

Further Information here.

Source: National Biodiversity Data Centre


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