What do we really know about biodiversity?
INVITATION: Launch of research on awareness, understanding and impact of biodiversity in 2010.
On Wednesday 19th May 2010, the Heritage Council will launch research into the awareness, understanding and impact of biodiversity among people in Ireland in 2010. This research is being launched to coincide with the 2010 International Day of Biodiversity which takes place on Saturday 22nd May 2010.
The research will provide detailed analysis on what Irish people really know about biodiversity, the loss of biodiversity and the impacts this loss will have on them. In the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, the research provides us with a very interesting insight into public perceptions about nature and where it fits in their overall priorities.
The research, which was conducted by Behaviour & Attitudes in April 2010, will provide comparisons to the 2007 Flash Eurobarometer on Attitudes of Europeans & Irish people towards the issue of biodiversity.
Launch of Research on Awareness, Understanding and Impact of Biodiversity in 2010
Michael Starrett, CEO, The Heritage Council
Martha Fanning, Director, Behaviour & Attitudes
Wednesday 19th May 2010, 10.30 am
Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Further media information
Michelle Guinan, MKC Communications 01 703 8604 / 086 384 6630
Isabell Smyth, The Heritage Council: 087 967 6889
Note to Editor
The Heritage Council is the statutory body charged with identifying, protecting, preserving and enhancing Ireland’s national heritage. National heritage includes Monuments, Archaeological objects, Heritage objects, Architectural heritage, Flora, Fauna, Wildlife habitats, Landscapes, Seascapes, Wrecks, Geology, Heritage gardens and parks, and Inland waterways. Established under the Heritage Act 1995, and operating under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government, the Heritage Council provides advice to the Minister, and partners and networks with Local Authorities and a wide range of other organisations and individuals to promote Ireland’s heritage.