What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity is found from treetop to seafloor and everywhere in between. Some are pink, others green. Some run wild and some stand still. Biodiversity is the word used to describe all living things in nature. It includes all of Earth’s animals, plants, and even bacteria!

Tree top to seafloor2

Not sure what kinds of animals and plants are found in Ireland? There are a lot of people working hard to find out what we’ve got here – so check out the links to a variety of awesome sites below showcasing Ireland’s biodiversity.

Sea slugs, freshwater animals, marine mammals

Insects, butterflies, dragonflies, bats, land mammals, birds

Wildflowers, trees, life in bogs

A fantastic summary of all Irish biodiversity