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Irish Water (As Gaeilge)

Irish Water (As Gaeilge)

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This document outlines the threats to Irish water quality - in our rivers, lakes and seas. It suggests ways that we can better manage our water and outlines the aims of the Water Framework Directive.

The Water Framework Directive came into force on 22 December 2002 and covers water resources throughout the EU. It addresses all water, from groundwater to coastal areas of sea water, and gives us a framework for

dealing with both water quality and water quantity.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Irish Water

Irish Water

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This document outlines the threats to Irish water quality - in our rivers, lakes and seas. It suggests ways that we can better manage our water and outlines the aims of the Water Framework Directive.

The Water Framework Directive came into force on 22 December 2002 and covers water resources throughout the EU. It addresses all water, from groundwater to coastal areas of sea water, and gives us a framework for dealing with both water quality and water quantity.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Seeking Your Views on Water Quality: Feedback Report

Seeking Your Views on Water Quality: Feedback Report

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This document is a record of the feedback to the consultation document and the seminar of 18th October 2003 and represents the views of the respondents expressed in writing or during the workshop and plenary sessions.

The Heritage Council identified the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive as a major work area with particular emphasis on the public participation aspects. To assist in developing policy, Council agreed to canvas opinion on current water quality and current and future water management proposals.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Development of a Car Survey Monitoring Protocall for Ireland

Development of a Car Survey Monitoring Protocall for Ireland

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

The Heritage Council asked the Bat Conservation Trust to develop and evaluate a novel bat detector-based monitoring project for Ireland.

Fifteen volunteers surveyed eight survey routes, five of which were repeated. Volunteers contributed 85 hours on the survey. The mean number of encounter rates (per km) for each species/species group were: common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) = 1.94, soprano pipistrelle (P. pygmaeus) = 0.75, Leisler’s bat (Nyctalus leisleri) = 0.46 and Myotis sp = 0.06.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Dr Colin Catto, Dr Jon Russ, Steve Langton
Conserving Bats

Conserving Bats

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

A guide for Local Authorities and others on the conservation of bats.

This guide provides information on the nine species of bats found in Ireland, where they can be found and measures that can be taken during construction works to protect them.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
‘Pilot’ Rural Renewal Scheme for the Upper Shannon Area: Submission to the Department of Finance – Final Report

‘Pilot’ Rural Renewal Scheme for the Upper Shannon Area: Submission to the Department of Finance – Final Report

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This report provides a detailed assessment of the impact that the ‘Pilot’ Rural Renewal Tax Scheme for the Upper Shannon Area has had on lands adjacent to the River Shannon and hence the heritage of the River Shannon Waterway Corridor; a ‘waterway corridor area’ of international significance.

The assessment focuses on the resulting impact of increased development pressures on the heritage within the River Shannon Corridor and the implications for the planning and development system within this area. Four detailed case studies are provided (two case studies each for Counties Leitrim and Roscommon), in order to illustrate the long-term impact that the tax incentive scheme will have on the River Shannon Corridor Area.

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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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A Guide to Habitats in Ireland

A Guide to Habitats in Ireland

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

To date the absence of a common standard has meant that agencies and individuals have been unable to provide data that was consistent or complementary. Such consistency in the work of habitat classification is recognised as following best practice.

The standard can also make a particularly important contribution in informing the development of programmes arising from major policy initiatives such as the National Development Plan, heritage plans and in the preparation of environmental impact statements for use in the planning proposals.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): This guide provides a standard scheme for describing habitats in Ireland.
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.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): George F Smith, Paul O'Donoghue, Katie O'Hara, Eamonn Delaney