CEFF Project: Upper Lough Erne Islands Breeding Wader Project

This project aims to restore highly threatened breeding wader species and their habitats on islands in the Derrylin area of Upper Lough Erne. It will be delivered in partnership by Derrylin and District Gun Club and the local community and farmers.

CEFF Project: Upper Lough Erne Islands Breeding Wader Project

The Upper Lough Erne Island Breeding Wader Project aims to restore highly threatened breeding wader species such as Curlew and Lapwing, and their habitats on islands in the Derrylin area of Upper Lough Erne.

Running for past three years, there has been encouraging initial success with red listed Lapwing returning to breed and Curlew nests found on site. The project is a partnership between the Derrylin and District Gun Club and the local farmers, with the engagement of the wider community a key aim of the project as well.

This project will enhance the existing conservation and community engagement components of this project. The project will increase awareness of the conservation work undertaken by the project amongst the local community and visitors to the area through informational signage at public access points to this area of Upper Lough Erne. Additionally, this project will improve habitat at selected sites on islands through best practice scrub practice. 

For more information contact Elmarie Swanepoel call 0770 250 8777 email: elmarie.swanepoel@rspb.org.uk

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