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Title of the project

Green Shoots in Northern Ireland invasive brown hare research


To understand the impacts of the invasive brown hare on the native Irish hare

BASC called for the reporting of the location of any dead hares spotted

the British Association for Shooting and Conservation organised the project and called for hunters to submit their recorded hares


Country United Kingdom
Level Regional
Region Northern Ireland

Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland 

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Emerald Network, Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, Hunting reserve, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Invasive Alien species
Species Type Mammals
Name(s) of main species Irish Hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus)Brown hare (Lepus europaeus)

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners BASC (https://basc.org.uk/)
Other partners Queen's University Belfast (https://www.qub.ac.uk/)