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Title of the project

West Connemara Grouse project

Description

Conserve the local red grouse population

Intensive predator control

The project is managed by Clifton Gun Club

Results

Grouse numbers have shown a positive benefit from the management inputs

Location

Country Ireland
Level Local
Site Glenaruid Mountain
Region Co. Galway

Habitat Types

Scrub/Grassland, Wetland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Regional protected area, Special Area of Conservation

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

Partners

Leading partners Clifton Gun Club (http://www.sportsmensclubofcliftonpark.org/)
Other partners National Parks and Wildlife Services, private landowners and commonage holders, National Association of Regional Game Councils (http://nargc.ie/), Irish Red Grouse Association

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