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The Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust

The Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust was established to promote the conservation of Ireland’s native game birds so that they remain an intrinsic part of Ireland’s Natural & Sporting heritage.

Ireland’s two native game birds, grey partridge and red grouse are now classified as red listed birds of conservation concern.

One of the Trust’s objectives is reverse the decline of our native game birds applying a mixture of science and action.

Over the past decade we have been instrumental in the recovery of Irelands naturally occurring grey partridge; our committee members have worked at the coal face of this recovery.

Why is the Trust’s Work important ?

One of the core activities of the trust is to act in a supportive role to Government Departments, NGO’s, academic institutions and sporting or conservation organizations for the benefit of Ireland’s heritage of native game birds.

The Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust promotes the conservation of native game birds by undertaking research that is relevant to the conservation of native game birds.

Another key objective is to conduct applied research into the management strategies that are applied to grey partridge and red grouse in an Irish context.

Support Our Work

Support the work of the Trust in securing the future for Ireland’s native game birds.

All funds raised will be used to promote research and management of native game birds and their habitats.
The Trust is a registered charity solely dedicated to these aims.

Make a Donation to the Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust.

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About Us

The Trust is a key partner in the following Native Game Bird Conservation & Research Projects:

  • Grey Partridge Conservation Project.
  • An assessment of the genetic diversity of red grouse in the Republic of Ireland

We promote the research and management of native game birds by working in co-operation with:

  • National Parks & Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government
  • School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin
  • Department of Population, Biology & Conservation Biology Uppsala UniversitySweden
  • The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust UK
  • Conservation communities & field sports organizations
  • CIC – International  Council for Game & Wildlife Conservation

Latest News

GLAS 3 Grey Partridge News

GLAS 3 Grey Partridge allows a farmer to maximize their payment within a large field and up to a potential farm maximum of €7,000 per year for 5 years See Word Document below for details: Glas 3 Conservation Of Farmland Birds

Red Grouse Species Action Meeting

There was successful meeting of various interested groups (including NPWS) under the aegis of the Red Grouse Species Action last Saturday in Mullingar. To download the Red Grouse Species Action Plan go to this link below: https://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/publications/pdf/2013_RedGrouse_SAP.pdf