Belfast 1 Wild Wall

Artist:

Glen Molloy

Species info:

Irish Hare (Lepus timidus), Oyster Catcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus).

Location:

Bridge Piers, Lagan Gateway, Stranmillis

Date completed:

3/9/21

Glen Molloy

Celebrated Belfast street artist Glen Molloy will be painting one of our Belfast Wild Walls. Glen’s distinctive portraits can be seen across the city and have led to him being referred to as the ‘Belfast Banksy’.

Artist Glen Molloy with one of his paintings

Partners

  • Belfast City Council
  • RSPB Northern Ireland

Political Engagement

  • 2021 is a critical year for the environment and will set the course for the next decade, with countries coming forward to set new climate and nature pledges for 2030.
  • Young people are calling for urgent action to address the crises facing nature and the climate. This year will lock in the actions countries will take by 2030.
  • Nature and climate are interlinked: climate change is one of the greatest threats to the natural world, but restoring nature can tackle climate change by locking away carbon in healthy ecosystems.

Aims:

  1. To put pressure on politicians in the lead up to COP26 to commit to protecting nature
  2. To increase awareness of issues surrounding local nature + biodiversity

Use our Hashtags

#NaturalKingdom #WildWalls #COP26 #NatureCrisis #ClimateCrisis #UKYouthForNature #YouthForOurPlanet #ForNature #GenerationRestoration #TogetherForOurPlanet #StreetArt #Liverpool #Merseyside #Sefton #SandDunes #FifthBeatle #Beetles #BeetlesOfInstagram

Premade Post (for socials)

Biodiverse Belfast! This mural is the third to appear as part of @UKYouth4Nature‘s #Natural Kingdom: #WildWalls campaign, aiming to emphasise the links between the #ClimateCrisis and the UK’s #NatureCrisis 🌿 https://youthfornature.uk/natural-kingdom_wild-walls/

Resources

Four species in one wall, that means that there is so much more that you can discover on these wonders! Discover more from the hedgehog, lapwing and oystercatcher, and find out how you could help wildlife locally. (click the links!!)

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