Save the Grey Whale Pa’tridge

June 30, 2011 | By | Reply More

That's a cool-looking bird!

Apparently there’s a new movement afoot to conserve Ireland’s grey partridge, at least in certain areas. Here are some brief details from the movement’s website – pardon the unfamiliarity with Ireland’s geography:

Here in Ireland the grey partridge was becoming very rare due to loss of habitat. But thanks to the work of the Irish Grey Partridge Trust – i.e., Kieran Buckley and Paddy Kelly at their site offaly the number of healthy wild adults is rising [presumably in Boora County]. Here in Connaught [NW Ireland?] I am setting up this project to reintroduce them back in to this area with the help of local farmers, the public and the local gun club.

This project has been set up in conjunction with Glenfarne Gun Club for the preservation of Ireland’s game birds and Ireland’s field sport heritage.

The “I” above is Gerard McMorrow, a 16-year-old from County Leitrim, according to the website. Pretty neat, eh?

Gerard is looking for donations to help with the project.

Category: Grey Partridge, Ireland

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