Biodiversity & Sustainablity
As custodians of the Kylemore estate, the Benedictine Nuns have as one of their central edicts the protection, preservation, and promotion of the unique biodiversity of the 1,000-acre Kylemore estate. As demonstrated in Pope Francis’ encyclical letter “Laudato si: on care for our Common Home” a central part of contemplative ecology is asking ourselves “What kind of world do we want to leave after ourselves?”.
To ensure this, a robust sustainability plan is is being implemented across the estate with an aim of making Kylemore a centre for biodiversity research and protection and national leaders in sustainable tourism.
One of the first actions is the commencement of a Biodiversity and Sustainability Stewardship Programme and Partnership with NUI Galway. Read about the recently launched partnership below: