december, 2021

09dec8:09 pmDeveloping Nature Friendly Landscapes for Breeding Waders - Workshop 2


Event Details

Farmland Management to Support Breeding Waders

This workshop is the second of three that will focus on the plight of the curlew and other breeding wader bird species once commonly found roaming the farmlands and wetlands of the Lough Erne landscape. We are delighted to be joined by three guest speakers, who will explore the management of farmlands and how we can work together to develop habitats for breeding waders.

Speakers on the night:

Mike Meharg – Chair of Nature Friendly Farmers Network

Michael Meharg farms a 250 ha suckler cow enterprise in county Antrim which includes conservation on a number of protected sites in NI. Passionate about the environment and rare breeds and with a background in ecology Michael facilitates work with farmers in the Lough Neagh area Environmental Farming Scheme focusing on delivering for priority habitats and breeding waders. Michael is interested in how the public and the market can better support nature friendly farming produce across Northern Ireland.

Alan Morrow – Senior Adviser, DAERA

Brad Robson – Site Manager, RSPB

At this workshop you will learn about:- Funding options to help save the species on your land

– Grazing requirements for breeding waders

– Landscape management to support breeding waders

– Minimising disturbance

– Examples from farmers

To register for this event click here.


(Thursday) 8:09 pm


Online Virtual Event


Lough Erne Landscape Partnership

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