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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(The above documents are hosted by the Department of Agriculture)
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
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
Yet another species responds very well to conservation strategies for the grey partridge!
Exciting times for the lapwing radio tracking project at Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust! So far we have radio tagged 13 lapwing chicks! Hopefully more to come as new nests are found every day. Posted by Kristina Abariute on Continue reading Lapwing Radio Tracking Study – Update
This is welcome news – fingers crossed, we’re all hoping for a good breeding season for Irelands wild grey partridge
Today, the first clutch of lapwing eggs in 2015 has been found in Boora. The nest was found in the Marl Square – an area favoured by breeding lapwings, which are a species of conservation concern in Ireland.
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