Launch of Causeway Coast and Glens Biodiversity Action plan

28 02 2013


Speaking after attending the launch of the Causeway Coast and Glens Cluster Council Local Biodiversity Action plan, Councillor Dónal Cunningham praised the work of Biodiversity Officer Rachel Bain.
“Rachel’s enthusiasm for Biodiversity is infectious; the extent of the Action Plan is testimony to her work to date through the four Council districts. The comprehensive action plan will increase public awareness of the importance of biodiversity and the role it can play in areas such as health, education, regeneration and sustainable development”

“Biodiversity is the web of life, of which we all are an integral part. it provides us with essential goods and services (ecosystem services) that we could not live without,such as oxygen we breathe, water we drink and food we eat. By adding beauty and variety to our surroundings ,it enhances our health and well being . Biodiversity adds character and distinctieness to an area. The Causeway Coast and Glens Council cluster  is truly distinctive and varied from the Giants Causeway and Rathlin Island, to Binevenagh, the River Bann and Garry Bog. This natural beauty has helped to shape our culture and inspire our artists, writers and composers”  
“I look forward to seeing new Biodiversity projects coming on board within the Ballycastle and Glens areas”