Get on board and join in with Translink’s BioBuzz campaign and help your kids learn about the wildlife along the tracks and enter the competitions to win prizes.
The Bio Buzz initiative, delivered in partnership with Business in the Community, is designed to help everyone learn about the importance of biodiversity – the plant and animal species and habitats that exist in Northern Ireland and can be easily seen along the network of railway tracks.
Catherine Mason, Translink Group Chief Executive and Business in the Community Biodiversity Champion said:
“Biodiversity is essential to keep us and our planet healthy. It also contributes to our social and economic wellbeing. Individuals and businesses can affect biodiversity and ecosystem services through the decisions they make.
“‘Bio Buzz’ is already getting people thinking about the hive of activity going on right outside the window on their journeys with us. Turn your kids into intrepid explorers and come on a journey with us through the summer.
“We will use these records to help make informed decisions about how to best protect natural habitats and to encourage other budding biodiversity reporters to explore more by bus and train,” said Catherine.
Business has a responsibility to do the right thing too. Rosie Barnett from Business in the Community adds: “Businesses must ensure that biodiversity is preserved and ecosystems continue to function properly to deliver both business and societal value. We are working with businesses across Northern Ireland to discover ways in which they can identify, preserve and enhance existing resources and potential opportunities they have on their premises, and also in the wider community.”
Passenger biodiversity records can be emailed toor sent via Twitter @Translink_NI #biobuzz*. For further information on how to get involved in the Translink Bio Buzz recording click or pick up a leaflet in main bus and rail stations.