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Title of the project

Green Shoots North Wales SSSI work


The project seeks to increase populations of wading birds including curlews (Numenius spp.) and lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) by controlling populations of generalist predators including foxes (Vulpes vulpes)

Data was gathered on predator control to assess to what extent predation was limiting the recruitment rate of these species.

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) ran the project and hunters were asked to submit their data on predator control for the survey.


data has been collected (and is still being collected) providing information on the intensity and location of fox control.


Country United Kingdom
Level Local
Site Mynydd Hiraethog in Denbighshire
Region North Wales

Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland, Coastal, Island, Mountains, Suburban

Protection status of the areas

National protected area


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Abundant species, Migratory species, Threatened species
Species Type Birds, Mammals, Generalist predators
Name(s) of main species Curlew (Numenius aquata), lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), fox (Vulpes vulpes)

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 BASC (https://basc.org.uk/)
Other partners Natural Resources Wales (https://naturalresources.wales/splash?orig=/)