Countryside & Wetlands

Managing land for birds and wildlife

 

CABB Partner Organisations

Co-operation Across Borders for Biodiversity

 

Habitat Restoration

Restoring blanket bog habitats

 

CABB SACs Conservation Plans

Blanket bog conservation

 

Corncrake Conservation

Protecting Corncrakes and their habitats

The landscape is changing faster than ever. Increasing pressures on land resources are posing serious threats to the existence of our wildlife. Here you can find out about our work on a number of cooperative conservation projects to protect vulnerable species across Ireland.

The CABB project

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

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The Curlew EIP

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

Corncrakes

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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June 11, 2021

Last summer was the most productive breeding season on record for Irish Barn Owls

Barn Owls in a chimney nest in a ruined building (left) © John Lusby. A ruined workhouse which has been used by Barn Owls for many years (right) © Michael…
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Woodpeckers in Ireland Webinar

*************************************** Wednesday 16th June **************************************** Join BirdWatch Ireland for this free online event as part of our Birds Connect project. An illustrated talk on the recent colonisation of Ireland by…