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’
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
Yet another species responds very well to conservation strategies for the grey partridge!
The Trust will continue its radio tracking study to look at the causes of mortality among lapwing chicks. 88 nests with eggs and 40 broods of chicks were recorded in 2014 in the study area of 2.5 km sq. This Continue reading Lapwing chick survival study to continue in 2015
Irish Times Article on Saturday 28 of February 2015. The courtship song of the grey partridge is rather harsh, to human ears at least. But its kierr-ik dialogue used to be as evocative of Irish summer nights on many Irish Continue reading Irish Times – 28 Feb 2015 – Grey partridge conservation takes flight in Co Dublin
Post by Conservation Volunteers Galway.
The first draft of the new GLAS scheme was recently announced by the Department of Agriculture. In this draft document a number of birds have been identified as species of conservation concern in Ireland – one of these is the Continue reading Grey Partridge featured in the new GLAS Agri-Environmental Scheme
This year forty-two broods of lapwing chicks and thirty-four lapwing nests with eggs were recorded on the grey partridge project area in Boora County Offaly. This is the highest number of lapwing broods ever recorded – a significant figure when Continue reading 2014 has been a good year for Breeding Lapwing in Boora
Twenty-nine wild grey partridges from the Republic of Ireland have been handed over to Northern Ireland to kick-start a project which aims to re-establish a wild population in the six-counties. The species was declared extinct in Northern Ireland in 1992. Continue reading Wild Grey Partridges to take off in Northern Ireland
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 Continue reading 2014 proves to be the best year for wild grey partridge in Ireland