Condition Assessment for Bogs in Northern Ireland

Source: Conservation Science Team, Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Attached spreadsheet detailing the condition assessment results for bogs in Northern Ireland

All bogs which are designated as Areas of Special Scientific Interest (ASSIs) have been included in the latest NIES report.

You will find the location of all of these to view at the NIEA map viewer Natural Environment Map Viewer | Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs ( and to download from Open Data NI at Areas of Special Scientific Interest – Datasets – Open Data NI

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has responsibility for the designation, monitoring, reporting and management of Areas of Special Scientific Interest (ASSIs) that are that are designated under The Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002.

DAERA aims to carry out a rolling programme of ASSI feature monitoring and reporting every six years in support of The Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.) Regulations 1995 (Northern Ireland) (as amended), The Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002, and The Marine Act (Northern Ireland) 2013.

Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) guidance states that the features that are to be monitored are the interest features for which the site has been notified or designated.

They include habitat types, species and earth science features, as well as complex features such as habitat mosaics and species assemblages.

Each interest feature must be identified, monitored, assessed and reported upon separately.

DAERA follows JNCC Common Standards Monitoring when undertaking condition assessment

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