Dataset Details - Road Kill Survey
A database of records of road kill from members of the general public, submitted online through Biology.ie website.
28/06/2011
12/09/2016
The purpose of this initiative is to collect observations on road casualties to see if certain species are more prone to this kind of mortality, or whether road kill shows marked seasonal or geographic patterns. Data collected as part of this survey will be used to monitor the incidental killings of Annex IV species of the EU Habitats Directive.
Member of the public submit sighting through an online mapping facility provided by Biology.ie. The coordinates of records are generated by observers marking the location on Google maps. Addition information, such as recorder name, location name and road number can be included with the record.
The island of Ireland
Biology.ie was established in 2005 with the Road Kill Survey established in 2007.
The data is largely unvalidated, but some checks are in place to ensure that records are submitted with a bona fide email address to follow up at a later stage if necessary.
Ongoing survey.
The survey has its own dedicated web page on biology.ie. View the site at http://www.biology.ie/home.php?m=npws
Biology.ie
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
Biology.ie, Road Kill Survey, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 22 June 2018, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/44>
Dataset species distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Live Map

Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Live Map
Dataset record distribution

Terrestrial Map - 10km

Distribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Live Map

Marine Map - 50Km

Distribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Live Map
Dataset Contacts
Biology.ie
Paul Whelan
N/A
N/A
paulwhelan@biology.ie
Records per year
Species per year
Date Statistics
Resolution No. records
Day 3220
2001
2013
Record Statistics

3220

591

11

1

Resolution No. records
100m 3220
1km 0
2km 0
10km 0
50km 0
Surveys
SurveyId Title Data Capture Period Species Records
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Dataset Attributes
Attribute Description
Common name The common name of the taxon
Record comment A comment associated with any individual record
Source Original source of data
Survey name Name of survey if the record was made as part of a specific survey
Type of sighting A description of the type of sighting made
Recorded Species
TaxonId PrefnameTaxonId Name Authority Group Rank Records
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