Irish Red Grouse Association collaborate with NPWS and GWCT

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The Irish Red Grouse Association Conservation Trust (IRGACT) continues to expand its initiatives in Red Grouse Conservation and Management and are continuing two successful projects initiated last year.

Through its membership of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) it has recently completed another round of certified training courses with their Scottish office.

These popular courses were fully booked out again this year and covered such subjects as grouse health and disease, nest protection, predation control and heather management.

The IRGACT are privileged to have such a close relationship with the GWCT as they have over 50 years research accumulated on game and wildlife management and its membership gives the IRGACT access to all the GWCT publications and the expertise of the GWCT advisory staff.

Another major initiative of the IRGACT has been the extension of its contract with the National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) for a joint Red Grouse conservation project on a section of the Slieve Bloom National Park.

This national park and nature reserve is one of the best breeding grounds for Red Grouse in Ireland and the objective of the joint project is to grow the breeding grouse populations on the Slieve Bloom to a sustainable level and to a position whereby surplus grouse can be translocated to other grouse moors where populations are under threat.

The IRGACT continue to make its expertise and contacts available for other Red Grouse Conservation projects where the opportunities are similar to the Slieve Bloom project.

Discounted Entry to Shanes Castle Game Fairs

Exclusive Offer for CAI Members

Countryside Alliance Ireland is delighted to announce that we have procured tickets on behalf of our members to attend the Game Fairs at Shanes Castle (Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June 2019). As such, we are offering two adult entry tickets for the price of one. Two adult tickets for £10!

The Fairs gives CAI the ideal opportunity to showcase the organisation’s work while engaging with members, potential members and the public in general. At Shanes Castle, our marquee will host the British Deer Society (NI), PSNI FEB, RADAR NI, PAW NI and Sunnyland Beagles.

Discounted tickets must be ordered in advance through the CAI offices, they cannot be purchased at the Fairs. Tickets for Shanes Castle are available to order now!

To avail of this superb offer, please contact our NI office on +44 28 9263 9911 quoting your membership number and we can take payment by debit or credit card.

Last date for ordering discounted tickets to ensure delivery is Tuesday 25 June 2019. No exceptions.