Buglife are delighted to announce that for the first time they have a staff presence in Ireland with the appointment of two Northern Ireland Conservation Officers. Anna Hart from Armagh and Adam Mantell from County Down have joined the Buglife team leading to the establishment of a paid position in the north and providing scope for into wider Ireland.
The first year of project work which will be focussing on four key areas:
· Looking at the monitoring standards of invertebrate in nature reserves across Northern Ireland
· Identifying brownfield sites with important habitat for invertebrates and raising their profile with planners
· Training Northern Ireland government staff on managing habitats for invertebrates
· Hosting a national conference on invertebrates.
“Having a permanent presence in all of the nations has long been an ambition of Buglife set out in our organisational strategy Bugs United. We are very pleased that the appointment of Anna and Adam means we now have that presence in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.” Commented Paul Hetherington, Director of Communications at Buglife.