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Moorland Vermin Control Drive

Thursday, 7 November 2013

At the latest meeting of the Irish Red Grouse Association (IRGA), in October, the Executive agreed to launch a ‘Vermin Control Drive’ this winter and spring.


The results of the autumn grouse counts have confirmed that the control of predation by legitimate methods is having a beneficial effect on grouse numbers and other moorland species, such as golden plover, hen harriers, lapwings, and curlew.

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Award winners 2012

IRGA Awards

Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Irish Red Grouse Association Annual Awards are open until 29th November 2013.  These awards celebrate the good work that grouse projects are undertaking throughout Ireland.


CAI will again be sponsoring the Conservation Project of the Year Award and the prize last year consisted of a Perpetual Trophy plus a cheque of €500 for the winning project.

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Rams Island Heritage Project

Halloween Litter Lift

Thursday, 24 October 2013

On Saturday 2nd November 2013, there is a volunteer litter lift and tour on Rams Island, Lough Neagh.  A boat leaves Sandy Bay at 11am and children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.  There will be light refreshments, provided by RBLNAC.

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Muntjac Information Evening on Wednesday

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

 Quercus, in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, will be holding a muntjac information session on Wednesday 16th October in the Londonderry Room, Ards Art Centre, Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards from 7- 9pm.

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Hedgerow Celebration in Antrim

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Antrim Borough Council is presenting a ‘Hedgerow Celebration’ at Mill Race Trail, Antrim, on Saturday 19th October 2013.

Receive some good hedgerow foraging tips and help restore a native hedge.  There will also guided walks by Forage Ireland at 10.30am and 1pm. 

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Red deer rut watch on Sunday October 13th

Friday, 20 September 2013

Join the Wild Deer Association of Ireland on their annual Red deer rut watch on Sunday October 13th in the National Park Killarney, Co Kerry. The rut is an amazing experience and not to be missed.

Killarney offers a unique opportunity to observe these amazing wild stags at close quarters. We will be accompanied by a ranger from the National Parks & Wildlife Service who will be on hand to answer all your queries. 

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Call for public to engage with NPWS and An Garda Siochána

Friday, 20 September 2013

Call for public to engage with NPWS and An Garda Siochána in case of unacceptable poisoning of protected bird of prey

On Thursday 19th September, 2013 a red kite recently discovered in Vartry Reservoir, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow has been confirmed as poisoned. The bird, identified as Blue Red 42 an Irish bred kite, was reported by a concerned dog walker to Birdwatch Ireland who informed the local National Parks and Wildlife Service staff. An investigation into the matter was immediately begun.

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Request for Survey Participants

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

From time to time the shooting fraternity learns that a inquiry is underway in respect of the status of a particular species of game bird . The curlew is the latest example.

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Guidelines for Deer Hunters to Protect Against Lyme Disease

Monday, 16 September 2013

BADA, who exhibited alongside Countryside Alliance Ireland at Birr have produced some basic guidelines for deer hunters, to help protect against Lyme Disease and other related diseases.  They are as follows:

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Birr Castle Game Fair bigger and better than ever!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The international acts are booked, the competitions have the biggest ever prize fund, and there’s more exhibitors and quality tradestands coming to provide the biggest and best game fair ever seen at Birr. And with this record breaker in prospect, the public are sure of a fabulous day out at the Republic of Ireland’s Number One game fair.

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