Biodiversity Awareness Campaign: LAUDATOS SI’ WEEK

The Society of African Missions (SMA) and the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA)  in collaboration with Elders for Earth, SHEP Earth Aware, and Green Spaces for Health, are running a two-week biodiversity awareness campaign from 17 to 29 May 2021. This campaign coincides with the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May as well as Laudato Si’ Week.

We are now in Week Two of the campaign  From the 24th of May, Six Days of Action to conserve and promote biodiversity will take place.  Anybody interested in taking small steps to to protect biodiversity is invited to get involved.  You will need a Facebook Account to do so as the actions will be communicated through a Facebook Group Page.  To participate please register to join the Biodiversity Facebook Group specially set up for this Campaign  – Clink here to register: BIODIVERSITY: Six Days of Action   Then each day at 10.55am go to the  Biodiversity Group Page via the Groups Icon on the top of your Facebook page and then click on the Biodiversity Group Page link – Each day suggestions for actions will be given through a live-feed. 

Below are resources published during the first week of the Campaign.  Please take some time to read or view the video content. 

BIODIVERISTY –  a key concern of Laudato Si’  Click here to read more.  

Integral ecology and Laudato S
A video Presentation by Gerry Forde the SMA Justice Officer

Information and Resources on Biodiversity 

Day one – Monday 17 May: Biodiversity, Food Chains and Food Webs: Click Here 

Day Two –  Tuesday 18 May: What is an Ecosystem? 
Click Here

Day Three – Wednesday 19: Does  Biodiversity Matter?
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Day Four – Thursday 20 May:  Community Gardening: The Experience of Green Spaces for Health.  Click Here  

Day Five – Fridays 21 May: Trees, Biodiversity and Community Tree Mapping. Click Here

Additional Resources on Biodiversity

A video series explaining different eco-systems is available on the The Wild Report YouTube Channel:Click Here

A TedEd YouTube video on “Why is biodiversity so important?” by Kim Preshoff is available HERE 

The National Biodiversity Data Centre provides a wealth of information and resources on their website: CLICK HERE

The National Biodiversity Data Centre also host an excellent website about pollinators containing information and resources: CLICK HERE 

Laois County Council provide an excellent guidebook on gardening for biodiversity:  CLICK HERE
Laois County Council has also created an excellent video series on YouTube on gardening for biodiversity: CLICK HERE The National Biodiversity Data Centre website also provide a useful resource page about the Great Yellow Bumble Bee:   CLICK HERE


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