Countryside & Wetlands

Managing land sustainably


CABB Partner Organisations

collaboration across borders


Four CABB sites for Conservation Plans


CABB Blanket Bog Restoration

restoring peatland Special Areas of Conservation


CABB SACs Conservation Plans

Blanket bog conservation


Corncrake Conservation

Protecting Corncrakes and their habitats

The landscape is changing faster than at any time in history. The speed of change and a move towards ever increasing intensification of land management is posing serious threats to the existence of our wildlife. We are working hard on practical conservation measures to help the most vulnerable of species.

CABB project

Cooperation Across Borders for Biodiversity (CABB) project is a cross-border INTERREG VA project to protect breeding waders and manage bog habitats in border counties of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.


Curlew EIP

European Innovation Partnerships  (EIP) are funded by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Marine (DAFM), supporting cooperative action at a local level.  BirdWatch Ireland is working with partners to protect breeding Curlew in Galway and Leitrim.


Corncrakes were one of Ireland’s best-loved and most familiar birds of rural areas.  Efforts to save them have prevented extinction, but they are now confined to part of Donegal and West Connaught.

Our News and Events

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July 16, 2019

Good news for nesting birds: roadside hedgerows spared Heritage Act cut

Today Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ms Josepha Madigan, TD announced that she has decided against allowing hedge-cutting in August this year. This will mean that there has…

Dusk Chorus walk in Clogrennane Woods

Join BirdWatch Ireland Carlow Branch for a wonderful cacophony of bird sounds as they venture to Clogrennane Woods to take in the Dusk Chorus.