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Wildlife in Your Community

Would you like to know more about the wildlife in your locality?

There are short courses running in various locations throughout Clare in February and March, on the wildlife in those localities. If you have an interest in natural heritage and wildlife, why not reserve your place at a location near you now. The courses are FREE and open to anyone, however booking is required.

The course will include information on the habitats in your community and what wildlife they support. It will include information on what you can do to help and increase wildlife in your locality. They will focus on the habitats in each locality and will include an indoor talk and an outdoor session in the area. The course in Ennis will be indoors only and will be a general talk on wildlife and wildlife gardening.

Tuamgraney: 2-5pm Saturday 26th of February, East Clare Heritage Centre, Tuamgraney. This course will focus particularly on woodland habitats.

Kilrush: 2-5pm Sunday 27th of February, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Kilrush.
This course will focus on marine habitats as well as peatlands.

Ennis: 11am-1pm Saturday 5th of March, County Museum, Ennis.
This will be a general talk on natural heritage and wildlife gardening.

Ennistymon: 2.30-5.30pm Saturday 5th of March, Clare County Council Area Office,
Ennistymon. This course will focus on the habitats around the Lahinch and Ennistymon area.

Quilty: 2-5pm Sunday 6th of March, Quilty National School, Quilty.
This course will focus on coastal habitats in particular.

These training courses are being organised by the Biodiversity Steering Group and Clare County Council, with funding from the Heritage Council. The courses will be delivered by Keville & O'Sullivan Associates Ltd of Galway. One of the actions in the Clare Heritage Plan 2003-2007 is to develop a Local Biodiversity Action Plan, and Clare is one of the first counties in Ireland to start this process. These training sessions contribute to public awareness raising of and involvement in the conservation of biodiversity, which is one of the main aims of a Local Biodiversity Action Plan.

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