Updated map content information for the Map of Irish Wetlands

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Due to the absence of targeted wetland (and fen) surveys in many Irish counties, our knowledge of the national wetland resource remains poor, although surveys and inventory information does exists for some counties which is not yet included within the current map. 

It is likely that the Map of Irish Wetlands being developed in conjunction with Wetland Surveys Ireland currently shows only a fraction of the Irish wetland resource. Plans are in place to increase the wetlands mapped over the coming months. 

An indication of the wetland currently mapped, whether extra sites are known which are not yet shown on the map, what work is required to update the map, and the status of our knowledge of the wetland resource in each county is presented in the table here.

© Peter Foss 2012