Kerry Wetland Survey 2014 - Map of Irish Wetlands Up-date

As part of the Kerry Wetland Survey 2014 undertaken in co-operation with Wetland Surveys Ireland a revised map and associated database of potential wetlands in the county was produced. These wetlands included those previously reported from published sources (mainly SAC, SPA, NHA, ASI etc.) and previously unknown sites identified through the examination of aerial photography in conjunction with subsoil data.

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Prior to the start of the project 128 sites with a wetland interest were know in County Kerry, that number has increased to 528 potential wetland sites recognised in the county. 

These site have been added to the on-line Map of Irish Wetlands. For the potential wetland sites identified from aertial photography there is limited information displayed on the Map of Irish Wetlands. It is hoped that future wetland field surveys in County Kerry will allow the wetland habitats present on these sites to be characterised and described in more detail.  

The Kerry Wetland Survey 2014 was funded by Kerry County Council. 

The Map of Irish Wetlands now displays a total of 6,550 sites nationally

© Peter Foss 2012