We are delighted to share our new three-minute animation which helps explain what the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is all about. This new awareness tool was developed through the Creative Ireland programme with Kildare County Council and Wicklow County Council. We would be delighted if this could be shared far and wide, shown at public talks, conferences, and in schools. Feel free to share on social media or with anyone you think might be interested in helping pollinators.
About the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan:
One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. We know it’s because we have drastically reduced the areas where they can nest and the amount of food (flowers) our landscape provides for them. We can stand back and watch the problem happen, or we can try to do something. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us, from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses, coming together to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive. The plan provides an important framework to bring together pollinator initiatives from the North and South, and is the start of a process by which we can collectively take positive steps to protect our pollinators and the service they provide into the future. It is a shared plan of action. By working together we can reverse pollinator losses and help restore populations to healthy levels. This Plan aims to build a foundation to bring about a landscape where pollinators can flourish.
We would like to thank Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer, Kildare County Council and Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council, for their support of this project.
Animation & Design: Mark Flood
Audio & Sound Design: John Davis Post-production