A habitat is a home environment which provides the natural conditions / environment for a plant or animal to live. The loss or damage to habitats has resulted in the loss of biodiversity in Ireland including (according to The Heritage Council) over 29 different bird species and 120 flowering plants, which are in serious decline.
Ireland possesses a huge variety of habitats that support our biodiversity. Some examples of these habitats include:
There are many research projects currently running, into habitats and site protection. To view, visit research projects page.