The aim of the NPWS Seabird Foraging Radii Project was to create a number of polygon shapefiles describing the geographic foraging range of 20 seabird species identified by the National Parks and Wildlife Service Birds unit. The polygons were centred around Natura 2000 SPA (Special Protection Areas) centroids created by the Birds Unit. The foraging radii polygons were created to represent mean, mean-max and maximum foraging range journeys undertaken by the bird species of interest. The foraging range polygon shapefiles created during the process to geographically describe seabird foraging activity were merged into a single polygon shapefile..

This Project generated following datasets: An Excel spreadhseet 1 point shapefile representing the centroid location of Special Protected Area's (SPA) for all seabird species listed in the SBFR21_Foraging_range.xls One polygon shapefile representing the geographic extent of seabird foraging radii at mean, mean-max and maximum extent. The foraging radii were applied to centroids within the SPA network where a given seabird species was listed.
Several species of seabird have foraging ranges outside Irish territorial limits.

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Theme Environment
Date released 2022-03-07
Date updated 2023-11-30
Dataset conforms to these standards 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.
Rights notes ['https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'Copyright Government of Ireland. This dataset was created by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. This copyright material is licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'otherRestrictions']
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-57.517039999999994, 25.70082],[-57.517039999999994, 79.79474], [38.71315, 79.79474], [38.71315, 25.70082], [-57.517039999999994, 25.70082]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0", "maxVerticalExtent": "1014"}
Provenance information This spatial dataset is presented in WGS84. The data presented in the dataset has been modelled based on foraging radii from SPA centroids. More detailed information is in associated documentation and metadata Resource Catalog included in the download zip file.