Award’s wrap up

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For the record, here are the placing of each island under the five different awards. Bere Island won the overall award for the most species recorded, and snatched the award for the most productive team. So major success all round. Inis Mór won two awards; for the most Marine Species and for the most Conservation Species … Continued

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FINAL RESULT

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The winners of Island BioBlitz 2016, with an incredible tally of 1,178 species is Bere Island!!! We don’t know how you managed it but that is a fantastic, and unexpected result. Well done to all the time, it is a remarkable achievement and has put Bere Island firmly on the biodiversity map. Inis Mór was a … Continued

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Result # 2: Species richness Award

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The second award for the island that has recorded the most species by area goes to wonderful Tory Island, where the team recorded an amazing number of 208 species by kilometre square. Next came Cape Clear with 130 species, Bere Island with 67 species, Clare Island with 52 and Inis Mór with 35. Well done to … Continued

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Result #1: Most productive team

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Well, the first of the awards, the most productive team award goes to Bere Island. Here the team members entered on average 34.7 species. Clare Island was a close second, having submitted an average of 33.6 species. Tory was third with 30.9 species, Inis Mór had 29.7 and Cape Clare had 26.5. Well done Bere Island … Continued

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Things are hotting up!

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Well, it is only Friday afternoon but the recording activity across the islands is cranking up a gear! Cape Clear and Bere Islands are slogging it out in the lead, no doubt spurred on by an element of local Cork rivalry!  Inis Mór and Tory Island are moving ahead at the same pace, whereas Clare Island … Continued

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They are off!

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Although the main recording will be happening over the weekend, any records submitted during the week will count in the final tally. And Cape Clear are quick off the block! Already survey work on the island, mainly by Howard Fox and Maria Cullen, has totted up 139 specie so far. But, this is a marathon … Continued

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The odds!

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Having looked at the biodiversity of the participating islands and a review of the relative strengths of the survey teams, it looks like Island BioBlitz will involve ferocious competition between the teams. So, based on our knowledge of the form, the odds for two of the awards are as follows: Most Species Award 2/1 Inis … Continued

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Which island will win?

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A review of the data already contained in the National Biodiversity Database, and available to view on Biodiversity Maps, gives a good insight into the current state of knowledge on the biodiversity of the five islands. Hardly surprisingly given the two Clare Island Surveys, the most species has been recorded on Clare Island, where data is … Continued

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The BioBlitz Awards

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For the Island BioBlitz event, there will be six category of award to reflect the varied nature of island wildlife and biological recording. The different awards are: The Most Species Award This is the main category and will be awarded to the island that records the most species of wildlife. The Species Richness Award This will be … Continued

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