Celebrate Biodiversity Day

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The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This year’s theme is Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.

The local region is lucky enough to have many species of animals and plants that are found nowhere else in the world – and Natural Resources EP is inviting people to celebrate our unique environment this week.

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 the International Day for Biological persity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biopersity issues. This year’s theme is Biopersity for Sustainable Development.

“Why not go into the bush and enjoy our wide array of plants and animals? We have some amazing places close by that we can all enjoy and learn more about our natural environment,” Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula officer Kate Brocklehurst said.

“There are many ways people can get out and enjoy the environment – a day out at Point Lowly, visiting our conservation parks, trekking around Mt Laura, swimming with the cuttlefish – and they are all cheap, easy, beautiful and right on our doorstep.

“We often do animal surveys on the eastern EP and the amount of birds, reptiles and mammals we have here is huge – you’ve just got to go out and look.”

NREP also reminds people that the environment is protected and to enjoy it responsibly.

“There are rules around what you can and can’t do, whether it’s in the parks and reserves, sanctuary zones or out in the bush, and people are asked to familiarise with the rules in place to protect our unique environment,” Ms Brocklehurst said.

You can contact Kate Brocklehurst on 0488 000 481 or e-mail kate.brocklehurst@sa.gov.au.

For more information on the United Nations International Biopersity Day go to https://www.cbd.int/idb/2015/

For ideas for getting outdoors with children go to http://www.natureplaysa.org.au/resources

You can tell us what you love about Eyre Peninsula’s natural environment by doing a survey at www.LoveEP.com.au

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