To agree up the way forward for Red Grouse that enjoys universal support among all of Ireland?s shooting and conservation communities. In October 2010 the Trust invited Red Grouse enthusiasts from both North and South of Ireland to a one-day conference in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
One of the Trust’s key objectives was to put forward the idea that a National Conservation Strategy for Red Grouse was urgently required. We felt that the first step in achieving this objective was to formulate a Species Action Plan. Equally it was critical that such an agreement would enjoy the support of all organizations that profess an interest in the future of the species in Ireland.
Accordingly, the Trust established a forum where all Red Grouse protagonists were invited to meet, plan and agree a way forward. Background to this document. Three years later we have an agreement on the way forward for Red Grouse that enjoys universal support among all of Ireland?s shooting and conservation communities.
The Countryside Alliance Ireland and the National Association of Regional Game Councils were part of the steering group that agreed upon the way forward for Red Grouse management projects in Ireland.
Starting date: 2010
Species: Irish Red Grouse (Lagopus Lagopus Scotica)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Threatened species
Type of actions: Communication, Policy work
Leading partners: BirdWatch Ireland (http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/)the Countryside Alliance Ireland (http://www.caireland.org/ie/)the National Association of Regional Game Councils (http://nargc.ie/)the Irish Red Grouse Associationthe Golden Eagle Trust (http://www.goldeneagletrust.info/)the Irish Red & White Setter Association (http://www.irishredwhitesetterassociation.com/)the Irish Kennel Club (http://www.ikc.ie/)the IFA Countryside (http://www.ifacountryside.ie/)Cró na mBraonáin habitat & Red Grouse sanctuarythe Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust (http://www.greypartridge.ie/)