Ireland's Biodiversity Awareness Campaign

Nature Surveys


There are a number of important surveys taking place around Ireland in order to monitor and help protect our biodiversity. Participation in these surveys is easy and will provide useful data to help ensure the conservation of our biodiversity.

NPWS - National Road Kill Survey

The NPWS which manages the Irish State’s nature conservation responsibilities under the National European Law, is required to monitor the incidental killing of listed species. In some animals, road kill can be a significant cause of mortality. In order to develop protection strategies, the NPWS is interested in learning which species are prone to road kill and in determining any geographic or seasonal patterns associated with kills. which was set up to collect Nature’s Calendar data from the public, also hosts a number of other surveys on birds, mammals, mushrooms, lizards and butterflies. Click on the icon below to find out more and to participate in these surveys.

 Hen Harrier Survey

A scheme has been developed to find out where the Hen Harriers are going and coloured tags on the back of wings will help tell us where.

Click here to find out more


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