View the statistics of how Northern Ireland's biodiversity is declining in this '2019 State of Nature' infographic.
All of us depend on nature for clean air, water, food, energy and raw materials.
Nature and biodiversity make our lives possible, driving our economy at the same time as providing us with very many health and social benefits. Did you know that pollinating insects ensure that many of our crops and wild plants are able to set seed and produce fruit?
Healthy ecosystems such as peatlands, forests and shorelines can also help us to cope with the impacts of climate change.
As one of our 3 strategic themes, Biodiversity Recovery is an important part of all our programmes and initiatives.
Go to the Live Here Love Here web site to see how you can get involved in your community to improve where you live to help nature to thrive.
Thinking of a new community project? View the document on Biodiversity Recovery Project Advice for some simple ideas.
School grounds provide an ideal opportunity to introduce children to the natural environment and to biodiversity in a practical way. View this Biodiversity section to learn more.
To help you learn more, view the Biodiversity resources relating to the Eco-Schools journey.
To find out how you can help by supplying data and making small changes visit The UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme and the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2021-2025. There are resources available to help communities, gardeners, farmers, schools, councils, sports clubs and businesses increase pollinator-friendly land management techniques.
If you wish to learn more about Biodiversity recovery initiatives locally, or ways in which you can help, the following organisations provide lots of useful information: