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CEDaR Training Course – Lake Habitats

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Inishowen, County Donegal – Drystone Walling

Friday 9th August
Inishowen, County Donegal
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CEDaR Training Course – Invasive Species

Wednesday 21st August
Cultra Manor, UFTM

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UN warns of growing food threat 26 February 2019

The plants, animals, and micro–organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study (via BBC News)


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By Matt McGrath

The plants, animals, and micro–organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study.

If these critical species are lost, the report says, it “places the future of our food system under severe threat”.

The study says that land–use changes, pollution, and climate change are all causing biodiversity loss.

While species friendly policies are increasing, they are not growing quickly enough, the scientists add.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), who’ve put the report together using data gathered in 91 countries, say it is the first such study of its kind.

This is essentially the diversity of plants, animals, and other organisms, both wild and domesticated, that provide us with food, fuel and fibre.

Read more via BBC News…