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Title of the project

Mountbellew-Moylough Red Grouse project


Conserve the local red grouse population

In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity of heather quality, increased predator control, disturbance control, population monitoring and improving public awareness.

The project was managed by a local hunting club


Country Ireland
Level Local
Site Carrownagappul Bog
Region Co. Galway

Habitat Types

Scrub/Grassland, Wetland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, National protected area, Special Area of Conservation


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), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners A local gun club