Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan and RTE Radio 1 Dawn Chorus

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An tArdmhéara Críona Ní Dhálaigh and Derek Mooney switched on the sounds of the Dawn Chorus to launch the Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2015 – 2020 on Wednesday, 20th April at 10:00 a.m. in Atrium, Civic Offices, Wood Quay. This is part of a joint collaboration between RTE and DCC to celebrate the City’s biodiversity over the month of May when nature and wildlife burst forth in sight and sound in our parks, streets, open spaces and gardens.

Listen to the Recording of the Dawn Chorus which will fill the Atrium with the sounds of May every morning from 7.30 am until 8.30 am.

Informative Displays to view on

  • The Birds of The Dawn Chorus
  • The City’s Biodiversity
  • Where to find Biodiversity
  • How to get involved in its conservation and Protection
  • The Dublin Bay Biosphere 

Information sheets available to take home on wildlife Biodiversity and our Summer Autumn programme of events and activities.

Recording Schedule for Mooney Goes Wild 10 pm Sundays  RTE Radio 1 to accompany this launch includes

  • The Dublin Urban Birds Project, A collaboration between Dublin City Council and BirdWatch Ireland
  • The Light Bellied Brent Goose Schools project.  A collaboration between DCC , BirdWatch Ireland  and   fourth classes of  St Louise’s School in Ballyfermot, St Malachy’s School in Raheny and St Joseph’s School Marino.
  • Cannon Netting  of The Light Bellied Brent Goose at  North Bull Island  by researchers at  Exeter University and Dublin City Council Parks Staff  to study the population status of this iconic goose whose worldwide survival depends on its non disturbed feeding at  North Bull  Island , the City’s parks and pitches and  other sites around Dublin Bay. 
  • Blessington Street Basin and the function of DCC Parks staff in maintaining the City’s Flags.  
  • The Green Flag Awards for Dublin City’s Parks.
  • The newly published Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan 2015-2020  for and how it provides a road map for all citizens and organisations and communities to take action to conserve biodiversity.
  • Recovery Through Nature Programme at North Bull Island. A collaboration between Coolmine Therapeutic Community and DCC whereby participants of the CTC programme remove invasive species and plant flowers for bees as a way of overcoming  addiction and maintaining  their recovery. 
  • Where to find Biodiversity in Dublin City and in Dublin City Council Parks  and how can the public get involved in conservation volunteering work and  by  making their own  neighbourhoods  and gardens more attractive for wildlife.  How to meet all the NGO’s at the  Biodiversity Village  at the  Battle for The Bay International Kite Surfing Championship
  • Whistle The Hen. How   the biodiversity team use a pet hen to demonstrate all the services that we derive from nature and the wonders of birds. 

Dublin Bay Biosphere – and the botanical wonders of Dublin Bay as seen during a field trip  to Ireland’s eye with the Botanical Society Of Britain and Ireland. to Ireland’s