The grey partridge in Ireland has reached an historic high of just over 1,000 birds. This figure is the estimated population of Boora, Co Offaly, where the Trust supports the work done on behalf of the species by the National … Read More »
The Trust has just started a radio tracking study to determine the factors that influence the survival of lapwing chicks to fledgling. Through this research we will explore the relative importance of starvation and predation as causes of chick mortality … Read More »
A number of sightings of grey partridges with their chicks have been spotted in Boora. Broods ranging in number from 14 upwards: the pairs were seen feeding with their chicks in brood-rearing habitats created and managed by the NPWS. Our … Read More »
This is the earliest we’ve found a lapwing nest with a full clutch of 4 eggs – lets hope we get another good year for the grey partridge and breeding lapwing
Street Artist ATM rallies to support the grey partridge and other endangered birds. Paintings appear without warning in the unglamorous spots around the capital city of London – is Dublin next? http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/mar/22/warning-signs-street-artist-atm-birds
The Cranborne Estate in Dorset is the latest recipient of a prestigious conservation trophy awarded in recognition of the considerable efforts being made to boost one of our most threatened farmland birds, the wild grey partridge. The trophy, which was … Read More »
The Red Grouse Species Action Plan is now available for Download (05 Nov 2013) Click here to go to link.
Press Release: It’s poignant that not so very long ago, the wild grey partridge was a very common bird that flourished on arable farmland across the country. However, in the past 40 years its numbers have plummeted by more than … Read More »
Launch of the Species Action Plan (SAP) for Red Grouse at this years National Ploughing Championship in Ratheniska, Co Laois.
Issue date: Thursday 2 October 2013 Press Release A gain for greys in Yorkshire Leading research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is delighted to announce the winner of its prestigious Yorkshire conservation trophy dedicated to one of … Read More »