My name is Niamh O’Flynn, I live in Cork. I am an Animal Scientist and Wildlife Educator. I
became a Climate Ambassador in February 2020. I have had an interest in nature and
protecting the environment as I was born into a family involved in bird conservation,
environmental awareness, education & the arts.
I have worked and researched in captive breeding and release programmes of exotic and
native species, from Pea Mussels to the Black Rhinoceros. I now visit National Schools
under the Heritage Council, Heritage in Schools Scheme educating and introducing school
children into the wilds to explore, enjoy and appreciate their various native environments. I
have assisted on historical documentary films, short and feature films covering a number
of topics. I volunteer as education officer with Cork Nature Network, we inform, educate
and encourage volunteers and communities to protect and treasure their local habitats.
I have a huge interest in science, heritage, arts, music, film, nature and many more
subjects. I really enjoy spending both relaxed and directed time in nature passively
observing, listening and identifying species of land, air and water. Also actively hill walking,
water activities employing photography, drawing and filming making to enrich and focus
I have had contact with leading individuals in their field such as David Bellamy OBE, Jane
Goodall, Ray Mears, Sir David Attenborough, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Éanna Ní Lamhna,
Jim Wilson, Éamon de Buitléar (Naturalists). Karl Jenkins & John Rutter (Composers) and
Film Makers i.e. Richie O’Donnell Film ‘Atlantic’. These people have inspired me to go
forth and offer my contribution to schools, community groups and the general public.
I am really looking forward to becoming a Climate Ambassador to share, learn more and
meet with interested like minded individuals and lets all do our part to protect this precious