Gardening for Biodiversity

Gardening for Biodiversity

Education & Training Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

Taking a very practical approach, the book details projects to help wildlife of all kinds under a range of headings, with tasks suitable for everyone from the total beginner to the more ambitious DIY enthusiast.

Produced by Local Authority Heritage Officers across Ireland, with help from the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Heritage Council.

View the accompanying colouring book below
Gardening For Biodiversity Colouring Book



  • Published by: The Heritage Officer Network
  • Author(s): Juanita Browne
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.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
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.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • 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.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Martha Fanning