Awareness of biodiversity
Status of biodiversity
Threats to biodiversity
Measures that safeguard biodiversity
Measures that mainstream biodiversity
Benefits derived from biodiversity and ecosystem services
Impacts on biodiversity outside of Ireland
Knowledge of Irish biodiversity
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The data are derived from to a subset of the questions on The Heritage Council survey on “Biodiversity Awareness: Understanding and Impact of its Loss”, conducted between 13.04.2010 to 22.04.2010 on 1,006 Irish participants (498 male, 508 female) aged 16 years or older. For comparison, the average responses by EU27 citizens to identical questions in the 2010 Flash Eurobarometer Report No. 290 (conducted from 08.02.2010 to 12.02.2010, over 27,000 participants aged 15 years or older) are included.
Access to The Heritage Council survey on ‘Biodiversity Awareness: Understanding and Impact of its Loss’ can be found here:
The summary reports of the Flash Eurobarometer surveys can be found here:
Similar to the Eurobarometer, the Heritage Council undertakes occasional surveys in Ireland on biodiversity and related issues. The results of such surveys may be more contextual to Irish concerns and can be used in comparison to similar European-wide surveys.