Cooperation Across Borders for Biodiversity (CABB)

working with partners in Northern Ireland and Scotland to protect breeding waders and restore upland bog habitats in the north-west


CABB Breeding Wader Surveys

Conservation across borders for biodiversity

Supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA programme, CABB is a €4.9m 5-year partnership project, lead by RSPB Northern Ireland. BirdWatch Ireland aims to improve key peatland and wet grassland habitats for breeding waders and other biodiversity.

Breeding waders

Protecting nesting sites for Lapwing, Redshank and Snipe




Blanket bog restoration

BirdWatch Ireland is actively working to restore peatland Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) affected by drainage and grazing management




CABB SAC conservation plans

Conservation plans are being created to guide actions on restoring blanket bog on Special Areas of Conservation





Partner organisations

RSPB Northern Ireland is the lead partner on the CABB project, working with BirdWatch Ireland and a range of other organisations






CABB is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding has been provided by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland, the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government in Ireland, RSPB Scotland and Mines Restoration Ltd.