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 Trust’s Scientific Team

Dr Conor O’Gorman Conor was a recently qualified Zoologist when he joined the project team at Boora in 1996. His field-work and research led to the first description of the […]


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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 Ireland’s 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.

Trust Objectives

Habitat Management

Habitat Management

Habitat Management for Wild Game Habitat is one of the most important aspectst of wild game management.The relationship between habitat quality and the breeding productivity of wild game birds is […]

Benefits of Wild Game Management

Wild game management is not only a sustainable activity it also confers benefits to other species particularly birds that are associated with traditional farming. For many years the plight of […]

Chick Rearing Habitat

Autumn and winter populations of wild game birds are determined by the productivity of breeding adults during the previous spring. The number of chicks recruited to the population that make […]

Latest Trust Updates

All the current updates from the Trust

Vacancy: Curlew Conservation Keeper South Leitrim

February 1, 2021

The Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust is part of a diverse group operating Irelands breeding Curlew European Innovative Project. This project is recruiting a Curlew Conservation Keeper to protect the […]

Vacancy for Ecological Advisor

August 30, 2020

The Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust is one of a number of stake-holders of the Irish breeding Curlew Operational Group. This Operational Group successfully applied for an innovative project to stem […]

Vacancy : Research Assistant – Breeding Wader Survival Study – Undergraduate or Post-Graduate Position

May 15, 2019

Background: Nearly all breeding waders in Ireland are species of conservation concern. It is widely accepted that the underlying cause of population declines is the loss and fragmentation of suitable […]