09.08.12 - National Inventory of Wetland Studies - IRWC
The Irish Ramsar Wetlands Committee (IRWC), supported by the EPA, aims to compile, in the form of an inventory, wetland resources and projects in Ireland, ensuring that it is publicised and available to a wide audience at a national scale.
The programme also aims to identify the main information gaps and make recommendations that will help guide future policy and research priorities towards the conservation of wetlands in Ireland.
The Ramsar Convention defines wetlands as "areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six meters".
All TidyTowns groups, villages and communities are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience of wetland habitats and biodiversity by completing a short questionnaire through the Irish Ramsar Wetlands Committee website, where the resulting catalogue will be made available and promoted.
Please find more information around the IRWC programme and survey at www.irishwetlands.ie