The Trusts’ radio-tracking study on the life of lapwing chicks features on the new RTÉ television series of ‘The Zoo’

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’

Trust’s lapwing chick survival study features in the Irish Examiner

  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

Trust completes their lapwing research study

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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 chicks from 34 separate broods have been fitted with radio-tags

Research carried out by the Trust is gathering data on Lapwing chick survival and the causes of mortality. Interestingly this research is been carried out on NPWS lands not managed for breeding lapwing. They’ve “jockeyed on the back” of management strategies rolled out for Continue reading Lapwing chicks from 34 separate broods have been fitted with radio-tags