A considerable part of the Bord na Móna Biodiversity Action Plan 2010-2015 has focussed on communication and creating awareness of the value of biodiversity, and the benefits of rehabilitation and restoration of the Bord na Móna bogs. This work will continue under the next planning phase and ranges from local to international levels.
BioBlitz is a scientific race against time. The aim of this fun event is to find as many species as possible within a state-owned park or area over a 24 hour period. This is a unique event where scientists, students and the general public can come together and learn how scientists and recorders use their skills to study the wildlife of an area. It introduces the non-specialist to the fabulous wealth of biodiversity that occurs all around us.
Local communities living on the edges of the Bord na Móna bogs are the inspiration for a range of projects and initiatives. In the period 2010-2015, a number of community-led biodiversity and wetland projects have come to fore and Bord na Móna has provided support where possible. Projects such as the work of Wetlands Heritage Ireland and the Abbeyleix Bog Conservation Project have been significant developments and continue to develop with time.