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.