Curlew EIP Project





Project Details

Geographical location (NUTS3) Border & West Region (IE)
Main Funding Source Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)
Project Duration 2018 – 2021
Total Budget €1,100,000

This EIP-AGRI project aims to develop and trial new and innovative approaches at known Curlew breeding sites in Lough Corrib in Co. Galway, and the south Leitrim bogs to stem the decline of the Irish breeding Curlew population. Working closely with the farming community, the project is improving breeding outcomes on both farmland and bogs, by implementing mechanisms for the management of predation risk and improvement in nest outcomes, capital works to improve habitats; and a results-based measure for breeding Curlew.

  • You can find a full description of this project’s rationale, aims, objectives and activities on page 27 of the NRN’s ‘EIP-AGRI: Ireland’s Operational Groups’ Booklet. Please see:
  • The EIP-AGRI Service Point Operational Group abstract for this project can be found here.

Curlew EIP Project – Birds on the Edge Webinar

This informative webinar, that took place on the 1st of February 2021, looked at various efforts to save three of Ireland’s most endangered bird, such as the Curlew, Corncrake and the Hen Harrier. Kathryn Finney, Manager of the Curlew EIP Project presented an overview of the project at this event. You can view a recording of this webinar here

Curlew EIP Project – Contact Details

Curlew EIP Project Manager: Kathryn Finney

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