New potential wetlands map for County Kilkenny launched on World Wetlands Day 2014

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County Kilkenny map of wetlands after inclusion of new wetland sites in 2014

To celebrate World Wetland Day the Wetland Map of Ireland has been revised to include new potential and previously known wetland sites in County Kilkenny. 

The desk based research project identified a total of 196 potential wetland sites in Kilkenny based on aerial photographic analysis, analyisis of subsoils within the county and published reports on previously identified wetlands. Previously only 22 wetland sites had been reported from the county.  

This voluntary project undertaken by Wetland Surveys Ireland has located 174 new potential wetland sites in the county. The majority of the sites have little associated information on the wetland habitats that are present or likely to occur on the areas identified. 

A full county wetland survey will be required to address this information deficit.

The Wetland Map of Ireland now displays a total of 4,122 sites nationally.

© Peter Foss 2012