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Birds, Bats and Bugs: A Two Day Seminar on Irish Biodiversity

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND

PREAS RÁITEAS THAR CEANN ARD-MHÚSAEM NA hÉIREANN

11th October 2010

Birds, Bats and Bugs

A Two Day Seminar on Irish Biodiversity

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National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology,

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

To celebrate International Year of Biodiversity 2010 the National Museum of Ireland- Natural History will hold a two day seminar on Irish biodiversity entitled Birds, Bats and Bugs on the 15th and 16th October 2010.

This seminar brings wide range of Ireland's biodiversity and wildlife experts together for the first time to a public forum to present their latest research. They will discuss some of Ireland most important habitats such as the Burren. The findings of research on native species, such as the Red Squirrel, Basking Sharks as well as bees, bats, birds, whales and reptiles will also be explored.

Speakers include documentary maker Colin Stafford-Johnson, staff from National Parks and Wildlife, The Heritage Council, National Biodiversity Data Centre and researchers from Irish NGO’s and universities.

Date: Friday 15th and Saturday 16th October 2010

Location: The Ceramics Room, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare St, Dublin 2

Time: 10am to 4pm daily

Admission Free. Open to all members of the public but booking is required.

For more information or to make a booking please ring 01 648 6316 or email educationnh@museum.ie

http://www.museum.ie/en/list/adults-natural-history.aspx

Admission is free to all Exhibitions.

See www.museum.ie Links to external website

For further press information please contact:

Maureen Gaule - Marketing Department, National Museum of Ireland

Tel: 01 - 648 6429 Mob: 087 2075133

E-Mail: mgaule@museum.ie

Website: www.museum.ieLinks to external website

 
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