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ECOFACT winter bird surveys

The winter bird survey season has just commenced so please contact us now if you require any winter bird survey work completed during the forthcoming season. ECOFACT is [...]

Common Dolphin stranding, Cloghan, Co Kerry

One of our ecologists found this Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis in shallow water on the shoreline in Cloghan, Co Kerry, during early August 2015. It is clear [...]

Outbreak of crayfish plague in Co Cavan

There has been an outbreak of ‘Crayfish Plague’ Aphanomyces astaci  – a water mould that infects and kills white-clawed crayfish – in the Bruskey River near Ballinagh, Co Cavan. The National Parks and [...]

Our aquatic ecology and fisheries surveys continue

We have been busy undertaking freshwater ecology surveys, and we have provided a selection of current fieldwork photos below. The surveys we have been undertaking include electrofishing surveys, kick sampling, [...]

Breeding Bird Surveys – Terns

We have been undertaking a number of breeding bird surveys, and here are a selection of photos we have taken of terns this season. We will be posting [...]

Sea lamprey survey, Lower River Shannon SAC

We have been undertaking a Sea Lamprey Petromyzon marinus spawning survey in the Lower River Shannon Special Area of Conservation, during June and July 2015. This follows on from [...]

Ecology assessments for Lough Derg Canoe Trail

ECOFACT is currently preparing the Ecological Impact Assessment and Habitats Directive Assessment for the proposed Lough Derg Canoe Trail. Lough Derg is the largest lake on the River Shannon, [...]

Surveys of Irish Natura 2000 rivers, Summer 2015

We are currently undertaking a number of aquatic ecology surveys on Natura 2000 rivers. Natura 2000 is a network of nature protection areas in the territory of the [...]