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River drainage basin map of Ireland

Beautiful and informative river drainage basin map of Ireland. The River Shannon is Ireland’s longest river (224 miles, 360 km) and discharges on average more than 200,000 litres of water per second into the Shannon estuary at Limerick, where it enters the sea. That is the same volume as 5 Olympic-sized swimming pools every minute! Half of all the endangered freshwater pearl mussels in Europ...
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Ireland ranks among 15% of world’s inland surface water areas covered by protected areas, 1st global assessment

At least 15% of the world’s inland surface water areas are covered by protected areas, according to a new study from the JRC.  This is close to the global target of 17% set out in Aichi Target 11 of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 of the Convention on Biological Diversity However, surface water protection is very unevenly distributed globally, still falling well below 17% in over ...
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