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Executive summary

As a requirement of international legislation, Ireland has produced a National Biodiversity Plan that sets out actions and methods of implementation for the conservation of Ireland’s biodiversity. As part of this plan local authorities are required to prepare Local Biodiversity Plans in consultation with the relevant stakeholders. In order to prepare such plans information pertaining to the natural heritage of the county is essential. This study has collated natural heritage datasets relating to Co. Kildare from a wide variety of sources contained in published and unpublished sources, including books, reports and scientific papers containing information relating to the ecology and biodiversity of the county. Further to the collation of these data, gap analysis was carried out to establish areas within the county where data was lacking or otherwise on various habitats and species. The report provides conclusions and recommendations for future work within the county to address any gaps in the knowledge identified.

Natural Heritage database and Gap analysis report

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