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Revised Wicklow Wetland Map Published

Wicklow map 4 2016New


As part of the joint project to map Ireland's wetlands, with Wetland Surveys Ireland, a revised map of wetlands in County Wicklow has just been completed. 

The wetland sites previously mapped in Wicklow were those which have been reported in wide range of published sources and surveyed as part of the Wicklow County Wetland Surveys 2011 and 2012. 

The most recent wetland site additions to the Wicklow wetland map are “new" sites located through an aerial photographic analysis combined with sub soils data. Prior to this research project 244 wetland sites had been identified within the county. This mapping project has located an additional 72 wetland sites throughout the county, bringing the total number to sites identified in Wicklow to 316. 

The majority of the “new” potential sites identified have limited associated information on the wetland habitats that are likely to occur on the sites. Future county wetland surveys are required to address this information deficit.

The Map of Irish Wetlands now displays a total of 10,154 wetland sites for Ireland. 

© Peter Foss 2012