Special Areas of Conservation

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Environment

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

This is a national dataset and is split into two separate file download: SACs within the bounds of the ITM coordinate reference system and off-shore SACs which are provided in WGS 84.

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Title Special Areas of Conservation
Description

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

This is a national dataset and is split into two separate file download: SACs within the bounds of the ITM coordinate reference system and off-shore SACs which are provided in WGS 84.

Contact Point name: National Parks and Wildlife Service
email: datadelivery@ahg.gov.ie
phone: +353-1-8883242
Keywords animal species, biodiversity, biota, ecological, ecology, environment, habitat, habitat protection, heritage, ireland, national biodiversity plan, national parks and wildlife service, npws, protected sites, protection of animals, protection of birds, protection of species, sac, special area of conservation, species, terrestrial ecosystem, wildlife protection, wildlife sanctuary
Theme Environment
Publisher Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
Issue Date 15 Jul 2017
Conforms To The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Last Modification Date 29 Jun 2017
Publication Frequency as needed
Language eng
Landing Page http://dahg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=dfffd879d76f4899a5673dd6b32fd784
Geographic Coverage North: 55.820224054041, South: 51.205966241541006, East: -5.7508110697222, West: -11.265947788472001
Vertical Extent Domain name: EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height, Min value: 0, Max value: 1014
Lineage This spatial dataset and associated web services is currently presented in Irish Transverse Mercator projection. The majority of site boundaries were originally digitised from Ordnance Survey of Ireland 1:10560 six-inch raster data in Irish Grid. Over time an increasing number of site boundaries in this dataset will be replotted to Ordnance Survey of Ireland 1:5000 vector mapping in Irish Transverse Mercator. The spatial dataset and associated web services contain two feature level metadata fields: SOURCE_SCALE AND SOURCE_CRS to identify the source scale and projection that the site boundary feature is derived from.
Spatial Reference System http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/2157
Spatial Resolution 10560