Taking action to protect seabirds and their environment

Our island located in the northeast Atlantic Ocean provides important breeding grounds for a great number of seabirds. We are involved in a wide array of crucial marine conservation work to ensure the survival of Irish seabird populations as well as those which use our shores during migration.


Marine Protected Area Management and Monitoring is developing tools for monitoring and managing a number of protected coastal marine environments in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Western Scotland. Find out more about this multi-jurisdictional initiative here.


Rockabill Tern Project

Ireland plays host to the largest European breeding colony of Roseate Terns on Rockabill Island. Considerable effort has been deployed over the years making this one of the most successful conservation project in Ireland. Find out how we continue to work to conserve and protect this vulnerable species.

Kilcoole Little Tern Project

Conservation and protection of the Little Terns nesting on Kilcoole Beach, Co. Wicklow has been an important project for us and the terns since 1985. With numbers of fledglings increasing, the effort is paying off. Find out more about this valuable work here.


Get Involved in Seabird Monitoring

By clicking the banner below you will find out about the various ways in which you can help to monitor, protect and conserve our valuable seabird populations.


Seabird surveys

Monitoring marine ecosystem indicators

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