The National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS), part of the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government (DEHLG), manages the Irish States' nature conservation responsibilities under National and European law. There are many requirements of Member States under the EU Habitats Directive. One of these is to monitor the incidental killing of listed species.
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Road kill may be a significant cause of mortality for some animals. In certain species (e.g. the Otter) the loss of only a handful of individuals is likely to have a significant impact on local population dynamics. We are especially interested in learning whether particular species are prone to this type of mortality and also whether road kills show seasonal or geographic patterns. The data collected by the survey will be used to help inform strategies to protect these animals.
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Please observe the following safety code when reporting a road kill animal:
1. If you see a dead animal while driving, please do not suddenly slow down or stop in a way that could be of danger to other motorists.
2. Do not leave your vehicle on a busy road to check the identity of the animal.