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Clones ecologist explains Ireland's biodiversity crisis

Jun 10, 2022 15:06 By News Northern Sound
Clones ecologist explains Ireland's biodiversity crisis Clones ecologist explains Ireland's biodiversity crisis
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Environmental campaigners have accused the government of 30 years of inaction.

The Irish Wildlife Trust and Extinction Rebellion held a protest at Dublin Castle on Wednesday, ahead of a Biodiversity Conference.

They demanded legal protection for Ireland's biodiversity, and don't believe an action plan is enough to ensure change.

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It’s believed over 100 species of wildlife have already become extinct in Ireland.

Billy Flynn is an Ecologist from Clones, Co Monaghan and a member of the IWT Monaghan branch. He spoke to Aaron McElroy on The Wider View and started by explaining how serious the biodiversity crisis is.

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