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The Burren

The Burren

The Burren is a good example of a glaciated karst landscape. It is situated on the mid-western seaboard of Ireland and covers an area of approximately 720 km² (72,000ha). The conservation importance of the Burren is recognised through the designation of approximately 30,400 ha as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs)

The Burren supports a diversity of flora and fauna. Three-quarters of Ireland’s 900 native plant species are found here including most of Ireland’s orchid species. Seven bird species listed in Annex 1 of the EU Birds Directive occur in the Burren, as do eight of Ireland’s ten native bat species.

More Information:

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European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism
Online: http://www.efncp.org/hnv-showcases/ireland-the-burren/the-burren/
Date: 2024/05/24
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