Minister: Bird Book has 'set a new standard'
Fri, 18 May 2012
Speaking at the opening of the Bird Habitats in Ireland Symposium at the RDS, Dublin today, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Mr. Jimmy Deenihan TD said the book Bird Habitats in Ireland, launched at the symposium, "set a new standard" for books about birds.
"Of course there are many books about birds, and birds in Ireland", said Minister Deenihan. "This book has set a new standard, as each chapter was peer-reviewed by an international authority on the subject, to ensure that the data is reliable and scientifically valid. The case studies of habitat management detailed in this new book are really useful, and show what can be done when scientific research is combined with practical land management".
Edited by Richard Nairn and John O’Halloran (Head of School of BEES) and published by the Collins Press, Bird Habitats in Ireland is written by 25 leading scientists and is fully illustrated.
Minister Deenihan continued: "I am delighted to launch this book today and I warmly congratulate everyone involved in its production."
"Often conference proceedings come out a year or more after the meeting. In this case, the book has preceded the symposium, and delegates can leave this meeting with a permanent record of the information presented today."
More details on the book here.
Image: At the launch of Bird Habitats in Ireland were (l-r) Richard Nairn, Minister Jimmy Deenihan and Prof. John O'Halloran