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Map of Irish Wetlands 2015 Poster


County Cork Wetland Map Updated

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As part of the joint project to map Ireland's wetlands, with Wetland Surveys Ireland, a preliminary mapping survey of all wetlands (both known and potential wetland sites) in County Cork has just been completed. 

Not surprisingly, for a the largest Irish county in Ireland, a significant number of additional wetlands have been observed bringing the total of wetland sites recorded in the county to 756. 

The wetland sites mapped in Cork are those which have been reported in wide range of published sources, and previously unknown sites located through an aerial photographic analysis combined with sub soils data. 

Prior to this research project 102 wetland sites had been recognised within the county. This mapping project has located an additional 654 wetland sites throughout the county, bringing the total number to sites recorded to 756. Wetlands included on the map are areas of raised, upland and lowland blanket bog, fen, swamp, wet woodland, salt marsh, lakes, rivers and coastal saltmarsh and lagoons.

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

The Wetland Map of Ireland now displays a total of 8288 wetland sites for Ireland.

Waterford Wetland Survey 2015

During May field surveys were undertaken on a range of sites as part of the Waterford Wetland Survey.  Field work turned up some internationally and nationally important wetlands and some interesting fauna and flora finds on a wide range of wetlands habitats in the county.

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Extensive reedswamp communities around Belle Lake.

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Kilmacleague Created wetland near Tramore Back strand....

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.... a habitat for the rare Inula crithmoides.

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Reedswamp, tall herb swamp and marsh communities at Norrisland on the banks of the Blackwater River SAC.

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Transition mire at Glennaglogh.

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Mountain blanket at Moanyarha Bog located in the North Comeragh Mountains.

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Constructed wetlands at Dunhill. 

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Large flood plain wetland, with reedswamp and alluvial woodland at Parkdotia, on the southern banks of the River Bride. 



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