MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN CURLEW CONSERVATION RECORDED IN BRAGAN

4 September 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The fledging of three curlew chicks in the Bragan area of North Monaghan has been described as a major advance in the efforts to preserve the endangered bird species. Head of Agri-Ecology with the National Parks and Wildlife Service Dr Barry O’Donoghue told the Irish Farmers Journal that positive co-operation in Co Monaghan between farmers, landowners and the Service’s Curlew Action Team had greatly enhanced the conservation efforts. Dr O’Donoghue said there were just six mating pairs of curlews remaining in the county and the new chicks were a significant boost to the struggling population. The Curlew Action Team….

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