Map of Irish Wetlands - Data Use & Terms

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Please read the following information carefully as it sets out the terms and conditions that govern the use of products and services on the Map of Irish Wetlands website. 

By clicking on the map button opposite you agree to these terms and conditions.

Data are provided on the understanding that users will:

  • acknowledge Wetland Surveys Ireland and the primary data source provider as the originator of the records in all uses of these data (see below).
  • not use the information to the detriment of individual species or habitats, biodiversity or the environment in general.

Data users understand that:

  • Habitats listed as present are indicative in nature only.
  • While we try to ensure the accuracy of the content at the time of writing, we do not accept responsibility for any errors.
  • Any biological record is specific to the date of recording and does not necessarily imply the continuance of the species at that site. 
  • Data are not published here as legal definitions of the current actuality with regard to conservation regulations or their geographic extent. We do not guarantee that the digital data is free of minor errors not materially affecting performance.
  • We have no responsibility for determining the fitness of the data for their intended use.
  • The site and data are provided on an "as is", "as available" basis and we do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance or fitness for a particular purpose of the site or any content, or the usefulness of any information or product.
  • All implied warranties are excluded from these terms to the extent that they may be excluded as a matter of law.
  • These data are offered in good faith to interested individuals or organisations for private use on their own computer systems. They should not be sold, in whole or in part, nor should they form part of any application or development that is being sold. Anyone who wishes to incorporate these data into an added-value application should first contact us to request permission and negotiate terms, if applicable.
  • Additionally, we will not be liable for any losses, costs, claims, injuries or damages (including without limitation, damages for loss of profits) arising in contract, tort (including negligence and breach of statutory authority) or otherwise from your access to or use, or inability to use the site or any content or from any action taken (or refrained from being taken) as a result of using the site or any content.
  • No personal details are provided with the records.  
  • We do not claim ownership over all of the records presented here, and acknowledge the time and effort of those who made the records.

Citing Data

Sharing of data through the Wetland Surveys Ireland - Map of Irish Wetlands should take place within a framework of due attribution to Wetland Surveys Ireland and the original data provider/source.

Use the following format to cite data accessed through the Map of Irish Wetlands:

‘Data from 
[Insert site details & Data source: details ] held by the Wetland Surveys Ireland - Map of Irish Wetlands, www.WetlandSurveysIreland.com, [insert date].

‘Data from Kilroosky Lough Cluster (Data source: Monaghan County Council & National Parks and Wildlife Service) held by Wetland Surveys Ireland - Map of Irish Wetlands, 
www.WetlandSurveysIreland.com, 9 May, 2012’.


This website & mapping system is presented by the Wetland Surveys Ireland and Foss Environmental Consulting free of charge for the benefit of the public. Wetland Surveys Ireland and Foss Environmental Consulting does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage of any kind incurred by use of or reliance on the information.

Wetland Surveys Ireland and Foss Environmental Consulting accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with this website. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

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Your email address

The web site will only record your email address in the event that you send us a message by email. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to any mailing lists. We will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.

Further information

The National Biodiversity Data Centres online map-viewer available at http://maps.biodiversityireland.ie has a more complete list of species records for Ireland.

The National Parks & Wildlife Service online map-viewer available at http://www.npws.ie has a more complete site information and site boundaries on designated SAC, SPA and NHA sites.

Map of Irish Wetlands Team.

Peter Foss & Patrick Crushell

© Peter Foss 2012