Boora Project Management contract comes to a successful end
The Grey Partridge project in Boora moved into a new phase from the 1st of April 2011 with the expiration of the 5 year management contract between the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) ,The Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust (IGPCT) and the National Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC).Responsibility for the management of the site and the conservation of the birds in Boora now rests with the North Eastern Division of NPWS. Commenting on the ending of the 5 year management programme John Walsh, Chairman of the Trust stated;
“The Grey partridge has come back from the brink and numbers have reached a record high of 900+ at the autumn count of 2010. Now however is not the time to become complacent as the work to secure a viable future for the species has only just begun.
It is now time to introduce Farm management measures to provide habitat on farmland for Grey Partridge to allow them return to their natural habitat on farmland. He stated that the Trust would do everything in its power to support NPWS in their efforts to manage the future for this native game bird.”