Heritage Council


Join Ireland’s largest citizen science project this Winter and help map Ireland’s wildlife

Are you interested in Ireland’s wildlife? The National Biodiversity Data Centre invite everyone to join them to help make 2015 a really good year for our wonderful wild creatures. Let them know what you have seen out and about on your Christmas walks with the family, the dog or just going about your business you can help make a real difference to the Atlas of Mammals in Ireland 2010- 2015 project.  The National Biodiversity Data Centre, with its partner organisations, aims to produce for the first time ever, detailed distribution maps for all species of wild mammals that occur in Ireland and its marine water but needs your help to do this. 

The more we know about what is happening to Ireland’s wildlife the more we can help plan for its future survival and ours. 

To make it easier for everyone the Data Centre has released a biological recording app, developed by Compass Informatics, which allows anyone, young or old, to send it details of sightings of wildlife directly from their phone. The mobile app Biodiversity Data Capture is free to download for IOS and Android phones. So far the project has collated an amazing 113,000 records of more than 60 species. Details can be seen on the Atlas of Mammals in Ireland website.

All we want for Christmas is a really good start to 2015 for all of our wild creatures.
Download the app For IPHONE or FOR ANDROID