The Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust was established to promote the conservation of Ireland’s native game birds so that they remain an intrinsic part of Ireland’s Natural & Sporting heritage.

Ireland’s two native game birds, grey partridge and red grouse are now classified as red listed birds of conservation concern.

One of the Trust’s objectives is reverse the decline of our native game birds applying a mixture of science and action.

Over the past decade we have been instrumental in the recovery of Ireland’s naturally occurring grey partridge; our committee members have worked at the coal face of this recovery.

Why is the Trust’s Work important ?

One of the core activities of the trust is to act in a supportive role to Government Departments, NGO’s, academic institutions and sporting or conservation organizations for the benefit of Ireland’s heritage of native game birds.

The Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust promotes the conservation of native game birds by undertaking research that is relevant to the conservation of native game birds.

Another key objective is to conduct applied research into the management strategies that are applied to grey partridge and red grouse in an Irish context.

Trust Objectives

Latest Trust Updates

All the current updates from the Trust

Farming with Nature

February 5, 2024

Any club or individual wishing to establish a population of wild grey partridge in their area should read this booklet carefully. It sets out the scientifically proven way to establish & sustain a population of wild grey partridges.

Trust publish Scientific Paper in the European Journal of Wildlife Research

December 11, 2023

You can download and read the paper below, or follow the link here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10344-021-01470-w.

Vacancy: Curlew Conservation Keeper South Leitrim

February 1, 2021

The Irish Grey Partridge Conservation Trust is part of a diverse group operating Irelands breeding Curlew European Innovative Project. This project is recruiting a Curlew Conservation Keeper to protect the […]