In December, the Biosphere welcomed the new Biosphere Officer for the Kerry Biosphere Reserve. Brendan Kirwan has replaced Eleanor Turner and will continue the good work that Eleanor developed in the reserve. Prior to undertaking the role of Biosphere Officer, Brendan worked as an ecologist for ten years. Brendan will work with local communities, landowners, and businesses within the Biosphere reserve to create and promote action-based biodiversity projects in the reserve. Brendan’s work will focus on creating and promoting actions that support the aims of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme.

Join us for an evening of Storytelling, puppetry, music and more at Cronin's Yard, Glencar to celebrate the summer solstice and our natural heritage.
Hosted by the Kerry Biosphere Reserve and Skellig Scéal Up.

Join us for a walk in the MacGillycuddys Reeks to learn about Kerrys Upland Birds.

This walk will be led by Dr. Allan Mee and ornithologist with many years experience surveying bird species in the MacGillycuddy Reeks.

Want to help record Biodiversity in the Kerry Biosphere? These events are for you!

The Kerry Biosphere is proud to be working with the Kerry Eco-Social Farming EIP project to deliver two BioBlitz events during Biodiversity week this year.

The ‘My Kerry Biosphere’ primary art calendar competition has just launched as part of the ‘Our Planet, Your Biosphere’ events series, with support from Creative Ireland Kerry, and South Kerry Development Partnership. The theme for this year’s calendar is ‘Birds of the Kerry Biosphere’.

Schools from all over Kerry are invited to take part. An online art workshop will be held on March 15th at 10am with author and illustrator Katie O' Donoghue.

Free training in Responsible Outdoor Recreation for frontline hospitality staff in the Kerry Biosphere area just announced. Dates are available in March with events happening in Killarney, Killorglin, Kenmare and Glencar.

Speakers include Kerry Climbing, Kerry Mountain Rescue, The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum and Leave No trace.

We are delighted to announce the upcoming Nature series webinars for Primary schools with Nessa Darcy from Creative Entomology. In this series we will explore Insects through the five senses.

Workshops will be held online via zoom starting April 26th, from 10 -11am.

As part of the ongoing Tri-Biosphere webinar series celebrating the 50th year of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is to host a webinar on the Isle of Man’s built heritage.

Mann Made: Built Heritage and a Sustainable Future takes place on Wednesday 9th February, 1pm-2.30pm, and is free to attend.

Congratulations are due to designer Akos Csontos whose logo design submitted to our open competition earlier this year has been selected by popular vote as the new logo to represent the Kerry Biosphere Reserve.

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