|Central coordinates||8o 52.00' West 53o 5.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 30m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A site comprising a range of habitats including turloughs, Lough Coole, grassland and mixed deciduous woodland, situated north-west of Gort in County Galway. It is a popular public amenity area.
Key Biodiversity The site was designated a Special Protection Area on the basis of its migratory waterfowl, particularly Cygnus cygnus which is an Annex I species under the EC Birds Directive.
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Coole - Garryland||Biogenetic Reserves||364||protected area contained by site||363|
|Coole - Garryland||Nature Reserve||364||protected area contained by site||363|
|Coole Lough||Wildfowl Sanctuary||363||unknown||0|
|Coole Lough and Garryland Wood||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||364||protected area contained by site||364|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||60%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater||25%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National High International High363 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Coole-Garryland, 363 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildfowl Sanctuary (Coole Lough, 363 ha). 364 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Coole Lough and Garryland Complex, 364 ha). 389 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Coole Park and Garryland Complex, 389 ha). 363 ha of IBA covered by Biogenetic Reserve (Coole Park and Garryland Complex, 363 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Coole Park and Garryland complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/08/2015
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