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Dublin Bay Designated As UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

24th June 2015
Dublin Bay Designated As UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

#DublinBay - Dun Laoghaire Marina brings our attention to some great news for Dublin Bay, which has been designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

As RTÉ News reports, the biosphere status has been expanded from Bull Island to cover the entire 300 sq km of Dublin Bay, the city and county – becoming the only such reserve in the world encompassing a major urban area.

The designation also coincides with the the new Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership, which seeks to promote greater "balance between people and nature" and future sustainability in an area that's home to many protected species of marine wildlife.

The Irish Times has much more on the story HERE.

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