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Title of the project

Ballycroy/Kiltane Red Grouse project

Description

Maintenance of the local population of Irish red grouse

Extensive predator control

The project was started by the Peterswell and Kilcreest Conservation and Gun Club and enjoyed the support and cooperation of the NARGC

Results

Predator control has already benefited the Red Grouse population

Location

Country Ireland
Level Local
Site Kilchreest Moor
Region Co. Galway

Starting date

2010

Habitat Types

Scrub/Grassland, Wetland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, National protected area, Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Threatened species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Irish Red grouse - Lagopus lagopus scotica

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)

Partners

Leading partners Peterswell and Kilchreest Conservation and GunClub
Other partners NARGC (http://nargc.ie/)Irish Red Grouse AssociationNational Parks and Wildlife Services (https://www.npws.ie/)Coillte (http://www.coillte.ie/) the Pointer and Setter Organisation.

Publication(s)

http://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/publications/pdf/2013_RedGrouse_SAP.pdf

Weblinks

http://www.npws.ie/sites/default/files/publications/pdf/2013_RedGrouse_SAP.pdf