Status of Ireland’s Habitats and Species 2013 Report published

A major new report on the status of Ireland's habitats and species (the EU Article 17 report) in 2013 has just been published by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.а

The reports indicates that for a number of wetland habitats includingаWet heath,аHydrophilous tall herb,аRaised bog (active)*,аDegraded raised bogs,аBlanket bog (active)*,аTransition mires,аCladium fen*, and Alkaline fens the overall conservation assessment in 2013 was found the be Bad. In many cases the loss that has occurred in some of these habitats, since the last assessment round in 2007, in particular for fens, cannot be quantified as we still lack accurate data on the national extent and distribution of these important wetland habitats.а

The Article 17 reports for Ireland can be accessed on the NPWS website locatedаhere.

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