Leitrim Wetland Map Updated

LE2015SmallAs part of the project to map Ireland's wetlands, a preliminary mapping survey of all wetlands (both known and potential wetland sites) in County Leitrim has just been completed.а

A significant number of additional wetlands have been identified bringing the total of wetland sites recorded in the county to 376.а

The wetland sites mapped in Leitrim are those which have been reported in wide range of published sources, and previously unknown sites located through an aerial photographic analysis combined with sub soils and other GIS data.а

Prior to this research project 45 wetland sites had been mapped within the county. This mapping project has located an additional 331 wetland sites throughout the county, bringing the total number to sites recorded to 376.аWetlands included on the map are areas of raised and blanket bog, fen, swamp, wet woodland, ponds, lakes and rivers.

The majority of the “new” sites identified have limited associated information on the wetland habitats that are likely to occur on the sites. County wetland surveys are required toаaddress this information deficit.

In an effort to improve the Map of Irish Wetlands a number of new wetland sites, additional habitat data on selected sites (in particular turloughs and raised bogs), and site photographs have been added to the Wetland Map for Counties Kerry, Kilkenny, Mayo, Meath, Tipperary, Sligo, Limerick and Longford.а

The Wetland Map of Ireland now displays a total of 8,981 wetland sites for Ireland.

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