GLAS Grey Partridge – Trache 2 Announced

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The Department of Agriculture have just launched TRANCHE 2 of the new GLAS Agri-environmental scheme for the grey partridge.

This latest version makes it easier for farmers and or land-owners to sign-up for the scheme.

For further information, go to the links below.

Or email the Trust info@greypartridge.ie

GLAS TRANCHE 2 SPECIFICATION

http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/farmingschemesandpayments/glastranche2/GLASSpecGLASTranche219102015.pdf

GLAS TRANCHE 2 TERMS & CONDITIONS

http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/farmingschemesandpayments/glastranche2/GLASTranche2T&C19102015.pdf
(The above documents are hosted by the Department of Agriculture)

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

Irish Times – 28 Feb 2015 – Grey partridge conservation takes flight in Co Dublin

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