Cape Clear and Bere Island are going to head to head in an inter-island Bioblitz competition to measure the biodiversity of Ireland’s islands
They’ll be competing with Inis Mór, Clare Island, and Tory Island for the title of Ireland’s most biodiverse island. We won’t take sides, but we’re rooting for a West Cork win and we’re excited to see exactly how many undiscovered forms of island life can be identified over the weekend!
Every inch of these two West Cork islands is going go to be explored, and the communities need your help to help them get ahead in the national competition. Island BioBlitz is a public participation event, so everyone is invited to visit one of the islands and participate.
Running in conjunction with the Island BioBlitz event is an Island Wildlife Festival with events for all ages to enjoy and participate. If you want to assist with the species recording for Island BioBlitz, either contact the organisers listed for each island, or just turn up at Base Camp on the date to register.
Already each island has assembled teams of skilled ecologists to help with recording on the day. Expertise in recording the more difficult taxonomic groups is still needed on some of the teams, so please get in contact if you can help.
If you have a specific area of expertise and would like to offer your support, contact:
Cape Clear – Colette O’Flynn firstname.lastname@example.org
Bere Island – Tomás Murray email@example.com