EirGrid shares Ecological Data

Target 7.2 of the current National Biodiversity Action Plan 2017-2022 requires Irish governmental departments and the NBDC to contribute data and information to European and international networks to support conservation research and policy.

To support the above policy and EirGrid’s own biodiversity commitments under its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, EirGrid advocates that Ecological Consultants working on transmission projects submit relevant ecological records (particularly rare and protected species) to the National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC). Submission of data on EirGrid projects follows relevant standards, such as those available from the NBDC (https://www. biodiversityireland.ie/national-standards/) the Irish Raptor Study Group (http://irsg.ie/) and the Irish Hen Harrier Winter Survey (http://www.ihhws.ie/).