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Raising awareness of pollinators

Raising awareness of pollinators

Heritage Officers
Laois County Council, Offaly County Council and Westmeath County Council

One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes.

Inspired by the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan the Heritage Offices of Laois, Offaly and Westmeath created a series of radio ads to raise awareness of bees, and how all of us, from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses, can come together to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive.

The clips were scripted by Juanita Browne and funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the National Biodiversity Action Plan programme. They were recorded and first broadcast by Midlands 103 local radio.

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