National Biodiversity Week

20 - 24 May 2024

Ireland’s National Biodiversity week has a list of activities taking place, while the International Day for Biological Diversity, and World Bee Day also coincide with this week. 

The National Biodiversity Data Centre has a number of campaigns: 

  • Sign up as a supporter of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan, which can include healthcare facilities.
  • ‘No mow May’, a campaign run across May to help pollinators.
  • A campaign for World Bee Day, 20th May.

The National Biodiversity Data Centre has practical guides and resources including the following which would be applicable to healthcare facilities: 

Irish healthcare facilities are taking action to promote biodiversity, along with green spaces for physical and mental wellbeing. Some examples are as follows:

  • Mayo University Hospital is drawing up a biodiversity plan for their campus.
  • Sligo University Hospital herb garden for renal patients

Relevant links: