National Landcover and Habitat Mapping Programme for Ireland

National Landcover and Habitat Mapping Programme for Ireland

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Landscapes /

This report presents the findings of a use case analysis and economic value study for a national landcover and habitat mapping programme for Ireland, carried out in 2016. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Conserving Hedgegrows

Conserving Hedgegrows

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

Hedges are important heritage features. Varying greatly in form and species, they help to form the local and regional character of the landscape.

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Heritage Maps

Heritage Maps

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Museums, Archives & Cultural Heritage Underwater & Maritime Heritage Landscapes /

Find out about the online mapping discovery tool

Best Practice and Guidance for Habitat Surveying and Mapping

Best Practice and Guidance for Habitat Surveying and Mapping

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

Methodology for habitat survey and classification in Ireland.

This publication provides best practice guidance for habitat survey and mapping in Ireland, and is predominantly aimed at the professional ecologist who may be managing or undertaking such work, as well as those who may commission it.

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  • Author(s): George F Smith, Paul O'Donoghue, Katie O'Hara, Eamonn Delaney
Biodiversity Awareness, Understanding & Impact of its Loss

Biodiversity Awareness, Understanding & Impact of its Loss

Market Research & Economic Evaluation Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

A Barometer Survey prepared by Martha Fanning for the Heritage Council. Market research was required to measure consumer awareness, understanding and interest in biodiversity.

The research approach was an agreed questionnaire, measuring awareness, understanding and impact of its loss in the April No.2 wave of B&A’s 'Barometer' survey. Barometer is a nationally representative survey of the adult population, aged 16+, quota controlled on gender, age, social class and region to correctly reflect the known demographics of the Republic of Ireland. It comprises of 1,000 interviews. The fieldwork took place between 13th - 22nd April, 2010.

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  • Author(s): Martha Fanning
Recreational Use of Towpaths

Recreational Use of Towpaths

Heritage Tourism & Recreation Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This report is published by the Heritage Council in response to a need that was identified by the Council’s
Standing Committee on Inland Waterways. The purpose is to provide guidance and hopefully inspiration on best practice to those who are involved in the development of waterway towpaths for recreation.

Ireland has a vast network of river and canal towpaths. No longer used for their original purpose, they nevertheless provide a range of opportunities for city and rural dwellers, for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the natural and built heritage of our

waterways for recreation and exercise.

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