The Trusts’ radio-tracking study on the life of lapwing chicks features on the new RTÉ television series of ‘The Zoo’ this Sunday the 6th May at 6.30 pm. Tune in and see the Trust working in partnership with Dublin Zoo & the National Parks Continue reading The Trusts’ radio-tracking study on the life of lapwing chicks features on the new RTÉ television series of ‘The Zoo’
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 Continue reading GLAS 3 Grey Partridge News
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
It all started in 1995 when as Minister for Arts Heritage & Gaeltacht, Michael D Higgins introduced legislation to legally protect Ireland’s native grey partridge. 21 years later, as President of Ireland he re-visits the NPWS – Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust Continue reading His Excellency President Michael D Higgins & his wife Sabina visit the Grey Partridge conservation project stand at the National Ploughing Championships.
The Department of Agriculture have confirmed that the third phase of GLAS will open in mid-October with the expectation that more than 50,000 farmers would be in the scheme from January 1st next. This will be the last opportunity for farmers Continue reading GLAS Grey Partridge to open again in mid-October
The winners of our Children’s Colouring Competition, which was held recently at Dublin Zoo’s Green Fest have been announced. For the winners to claim their prize, they can contact email@example.com. The closing date by which they have to claim their prizes is Continue reading Trust announces the winners of the Children’s Colouring Competition, which was held recently at Dublin Zoo’s Green Fest.
This article appears in the Irish Examiner dated Friday, April 29, 2016. The original full article can be read here: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/outdoors/richard-collins/the-survival-rate-of-lapwing-chicks-is-alarmingly-low-394777.html A farmer, walking his fields at this time of year, might come upon a clutch of four little eggs, their Continue reading Trust’s lapwing chick survival study features in the Irish Examiner
Large numbers of hatched chicks do not necessarily equate to a large number of fledged young During this study the breeding productivity of lapwings in Boora was sufficient to offset chick mortality and annual adult mortality and hence to grow Continue reading Trust Lapwing chick survival study reveals some interesting results
108 farmers’ sign up for GLAS grey partridge Tranche 2 – an economic boost for the farmers and an ecological Boon for other farmland birds. The latest figures from the Department of Agriculture indicate that 108 farmers have committed to Continue reading 108 Farmers’ Sign Up For GLAS Grey Partridge Tranche 2
To see what it looks like – a demonstration of the GLAS grey partridge measure is on display at the NPWS grey partridge conservation project in Boora, Co. Offaly.