Facts about County Waterford

Facts about Co. Waterford
Waterford has two mountain ranges, and many rivers, including Suir and the Blackwater.
Tramore Bay, a vibrant coastal habitat, has a remarkably rich flora, featuring both rare and protected species, and it is an area important for wintering waterfowl.
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Land in Co. Waterford
Population ¹ :
Density
107,961
58.15 person / km²
Size ² : 1,857 km² ( 185,659 ha)
2.22 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 1,244 km² (124,363 ha)
1.49 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 170 km
2.69 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
soft coast: 88 km
1.39 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
at risk: 22 km
0.35 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
Protected Land * :
There are 9 SACs, 7 SPAs, and 28 proposed natural heritage areas, run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, 11 Natura 2000 sites, 1 Ramsar site, a wildfowl sanctuary, a community-owned nature reserve in Fenor Bog, and the Copper Coast European Geopark.

Thrift

Armeria maritima

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Wildlife in Co. Waterford
Special Wildlife *:
Flora: sea kale, spring vetch
Fauna: little egret, kittiwake, red squirrel
Insects: great diving beetle, buckler diver, spindrift beetle, elegant diver, brown earwig, hoary footman moth, rosy footman moth, carpenter bumble bee, field cuckoo bumble bee, speckled bush cricket, Roesel's bush cricket, urtonotus convexiusculus, timarcha tenebricosa, barred hook-tip moth, Clouded yellow, silver-washed fritillary, small heath
Marine: Pachymatisma johnstoni, Cliona celata, Polymastia boletiformis, Suberites carnosus, breadcrumb sponge, Bispira volutacornis, Salmacina dysteri, Munida rugosa, Liocarcinus pusillus, auger shell, Spisula subtruncata, common razor shell, Fabulina fibula, Moerella pygmaea, Faroe sunset shell, striped venus, banded carpet shell, smooth artemis, Corbula gibba, Thracia phaseolina, Alcyonidium diaphanum, Pentapora fascialis, Luidia sarsi, Astropecten irregularis, Echinocardium cordatum, Polycarpa scuba, spotted ray, cuckoo ray, shore rockling, Aspitrigla cuculus, grey gurnard, Trigla lucerna, shanny, rock goby, brill, dab, Asparagopsis armata, Naccaria wiggii, Melobesia membranacea, common maerl, Titanoderma pustulatum, Rhodymenia holmesii, Drachiella heterocarpa, Radicilingua thysanorhizans, Halopteris filicina
Lichens: Acarospora impressula, Arthonia anombrophila, Arthonia muscigena, Arthopyrenia cinereopruinosa, Arthrorhaphis grisea, Aspicilia grisea, Aspicilia laevata, Bacidia delicate, Biatora epixanthoides, Buellia stellulata, Buellia subdisciformis, Caloplaca cirrochroa, Caloplaca dalmatica, Candelariella coralliza, Candelariella medians, Catapyrenium lachneum, Catillaria nigroclavata, Cladonia cariosa, Cladonia foliacea, Cladonia furcata subsp. Furcata, Cladonia humilis, Cladonia squamosa ssp. Squamosa, Clauzadeana macula, Cyrtidula quercus, Enterographa hutchinsiae, Fuscidea intercincta, Fuscidea recensa, Graphina ruiziana, Halecania viridescens, Lecania aipospila, Lecania rabenhorstii, Lecanora aitema, Lecanora epanora, Lecanora fugiens, Lecanora orosthea, Lecanora sambuci, Lecanora semipallida, Lecidea doliiformis, Lecidea phaeops, Lepraria nivalis, Leprocaulon microscopicum, Melanohalea laciniatula, Micarea alabastrites, Micarea botryoides, Micarea leprosula, Micarea lutulata, Micarea myriocarpa, Micarea prasina, Miriquidica leucophaea, Miriquidica pycnocarpa f. pycnocarpa, Moelleropsis nebulosa, Neofuscelia pulla, Pachyphiale carneola, Pertusaria melanochlora, Phaeographis lyellii, Physcia tribacia, Physcia tribacioides, Pilophorus strumaticus, Placopsis lambii, Porina byssophila, Porpidia platycarpoides, Porpidia soredizodes, Pterygiopsis coracodiza, Racodium rupestre, Schaereria fuscocinerea var. fuscocinerea, Solenopsora holophaea, Solenospora vulturiensis, Toninia episema, Toninia mesoidea, Trapelia obtegens, Trapeliopsis gelatinosa, Trapeliopsis glaucolepidea, Verrucaria aquatilis, Verrucaria denudata
Endangered species *:
Flora: little-robin geranium, wild clary, wild asparagus, sea knotgrass, greater broomrape, clustered clover, pale dog-violet, greater knapweed, common butterwort, smooth meadow grass, Ray's knotgrass, wigeon grass, autumn lady's-tresses, knotted hedge-parsley, Natterjack toad
Fauna: greylag goose, lesser black-backed gull, herring gull, grey plover, chough, barn owl, red grouse, pine marten, hen harrier, pine marteen
Insects: hydravore, lasioglossum nitidiusculum, andrena nigroaenea, nomada goodeniana, gatekeeper
Marine: allis shad, twaite shad

St Dabeoc's Heath & Cross-Leaved Heath

Daboecia cantabrica & Erica tetralix

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¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.