Atlas of Mammals in Ireland

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Welcome to the Atlas of Mammals in Ireland website. This is an exciting new initiative which presents species accounts and distribution maps of the wild mammals that occur in Ireland and its territorial waters. The initiative pulls together data from existing recording initiatives and datasets to provide an overview of the current and historic distribution of Irish mammals. One of the primary aims of the initiative is to encourage recording of the commoner Irish mammals, so that a comprehensive picture of their distribution is achieved by 2015. This will then provide a baseline against which future changes to distribution can be tracked.

Latest Updates

  • 17 July 2015: The database and maps have been updated to include all records submitted on-line up to the end of June 2015.
  • 3 June 2015: The database and maps have been updated to include all records submitted on-line up to the end of May 2015.
  • 9 February 2015: The database and maps have been updated to include all records received up to the end of January 2015.
  • 15 October 2014: The Atlas of Mammals breaks the 100,000 mammal records mark. The Atlas now maps 113,539 terrestrial and marine mammal observations.

No. of records submitted online by county