Priority Habitats - Heathland

The heathland database was mapped using evidence gathered from on the ground reconnaissance surveys, ortho-photography survey and existing knowledge of sites of high quality. The geographical coverage of the survey concentrated on areas of known dry heath habitats concentrated in south-eastern areas of Northern Ireland and on Rathlin Island.

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Creation Date August 29, 2019, 14:54 (UTC)
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  • Farming
  • Environment
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This data represents NIEA surveys and may not represent the entire extent of habitat or species across Northern Ireland The dataset is not complete and does not cover the whole of Northern Ireland’s important heathland resource.The heathland database focussed on known areas of dry heathland resource within the south-east and on Rathlin Island. It only sought out areas large enough to be considered as possible Area’s of Special Scientific Interest.

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Credits: Habitat Survey Team, Conservation Science: 2010 - 2014 Owner: Alistair Church - Northern Ireland Environment Agency

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