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Coast watch Survey a unique opportunity for Dublin Bay - Councillor Denise Mitchell

10 September, 2015 - by Denise Mitchell

Dublin City Sinn Féin Councillor Denise Mitchell and General election candidate for Dublin North Bay is calling on citizens to get involved in the annual coast watch survey for Dublin Bay.

She said,

“This year has been a very successful year for Dublin Bay where UNESCO designated it a Biosphere in recognition of the area’s unique ecological habitat and biological diversity.

The biosphere is home to a huge number of wildlife including birds, insects, protected species like Brent Goose and the Harbour Porpoise.

There are also a large number of rare plants like the Green winged Orchid and the Bee Orchid.

The Bay is a prime example of how wildlife and humans can live in close proximity and benefit each other.   

Dublin Bay has always been a unique asset to Dublin City and County and I hope that this recognition and the continued coast watch work remains a magnet for tourism in the area.”

She further added,

“It is hoped to carry out over 1,000 surveys on the 500m of shore during periods of low tide.

It is a unique opportunity for people interested in our Eco system and the protection of our coastline to get a front seat view on the impacts of natural environment on our shores.

The survey runs from 15th September – 15th October and bookings can be made through [email protected].” 

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