On February 13th, a conference was held in Ballina, hosted by Mayo County Council, called ‘The Plight of Pollinators’. Project Officer Juanita Browne and four other speakers covered the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan; research on the effects of pesticides (Dr Dara Stanley, NUI Galway); Working with Community Groups on actions for Pollinators (Janice Fuller); the Magnificent Meadows Project (Conor McKinney, Ulster Wildlife) and Potential for Mayo, Peter Gill, Mayo Parks Superintendent. This conference was a huge success, with over 70 staff from the council attending the conference. An evening session was also planned to focus on individuals and local community groups.
Peter Gill, Mayo Parks Superintendent, Mayo County Council; Janice Fuller, Ecologist; Juanita Browne, Project Officer, All-Ireland Pollinator Plan; Dr Dara Stanley, NUI Galway; and Conor McKinney, Ulster Wildlife and Save our Magnificent Meadows Project.