About the Event

Wild about Lough Erne Workshop

Wetlands in Fermanagh host extremely rich wildlife and are recognised for biodiversity at an international level. To celebrate this and raise awareness amongst the community and beyond, a collection of talks will take place on Tuesday 24th November at 6.45pm in Waterways Ireland. Everyone is welcome to come along and learn more about the wonderful wildlife that is on our doorstep.

University College London will present their findings on the LakeBESS project which examines the role of biodiversity in the provision of ecosystem services in shallow lakes. Run from University College London with partners at the Natural History Museum (London), the University of Stirling and Aarhus University (Denmark), this project is part of the Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability (BESS) research programme funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). They are a team of biodiversity scientists interested, for this project, in the importance of connectivity between lakes. Connectivity may be a crucial factor to regulate the ecological balance within lake. In addition, they focus on consequences of biodiversity loss for the life of people working with lake or enjoying outdoor activities around lakes.

There will also be a short talk from RSPB and their excellent work around Lough Erne for breeding waders.

Supported by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and Waterways Ireland, this evening of information promises to be interesting and reflective of the excellent research and proactive schemes taking place in Fermanagh.

For further information on the biodiversity talks, or on biodiversity of the Fermanagh and Omagh area in general, please contact the Biodiversity Officer on 0300 303 1777 or email Julie.corry@fermanaghomagh.com.

For further information please contact Elizabeth Harkin, tel: 0300 303 1777 or email: Elizabeth.harkin@fermanaghomagh.com

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