GLAS Grey Partridge – Trache 2 Announced

29 Oct

The Department of Agriculture have just launched TRANCHE 2 of the new GLAS Agri-environmental scheme for the grey partridge.

This latest version makes it easier for farmers and or land-owners to sign-up for the scheme.

For further information, go to the links below.

Or email the Trust info@greypartridge.ie

GLAS TRANCHE 2 SPECIFICATION

http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/farmingschemesandpayments/glastranche2/GLASSpecGLASTranche219102015.pdf

GLAS TRANCHE 2 TERMS & CONDITIONS

http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/farmingschemesandpayments/glastranche2/GLASTranche2T&C19102015.pdf
(The above documents are hosted by the Department of Agriculture)

Trust completes their lapwing research study

28 Oct

In just two breeding seasons, forty-one Lapwing chicks, from forty-one separate broods have been radio-tracked in the grey partridge conservation project area.

 

This objective of our research was to identify the causes of lapwing chick mortality. Some very interesting results have emerged.

This research is funded by Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife Park, & the National Parks & Wildlife Service.

Photos Courtesy: Clementine King-Urbin

 

 

 

 

Lapwing Radio Tracking Fieldwork

29 Jun

Some pictures from lapwing radio tracking fieldwork.

Blending in

Blending in

Lapwings nest

Lapwing nest

Lapwing chicks

Lapwing chicks

Hidding

Hiding

Researcher Kristina releasing chicks after tagging

Researcher Kristina releasing chicks after tagging

Tagged chick is getting back to the wilderness

Tagged chick gets back to the wilderness

The art of the camouflage

The art of the camouflage

Radio tracking

Radio tracking