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Data set name

Special Area of Conservation Ireland

Data holding centreNational Parks and Wildlife Service
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodInshore SAC designation.
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Coastline of the Republic of Ireland.

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time

Description 
Summary

These are prime wildlife conservation areas in the country, considered to be important on a European as well as Irish level. Most Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) are in the countryside, although a few sites reach into town or city landscapes, such as Dublin Bay and Cork Harbour. Detailed conservation objectives are available for some SACs and as additional ones are approved they will be posted on the NPWS website (www.npws.ie). The legal basis on which SACs are selected and designated is the EU Habitats Directive, transposed into Irish law in the as amended in 1998 and 2005. The Directive lists certain habitats and species that must be protected within SACs.

OriginatorsNational Parks and Wildlife Service
Data web sitehttp://www.npws.ie/protectedsites/specialareasofconservationsac/
Availability 
OrganisationNational Parks and Wildlife Service
AvailabilityLicence
ContactGareth John
Address

National Parks and Wildlife Service
7 Ely Place
Dublin

Dublin 2
Ireland

Telephone+353-1-8882000
Facsimile+353-1-8883272
Emailgareth.john@dahg.gov.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierPS.IE.DAHG.NPWS.SpecialAreaConservation
Global identifier6484
Last revised2015-09-14