Plan to bring partridge family to
A PROJECT is underway
to re-introduce an extinct farmland bird to
A number of leading agencies and local clubs are
involved in the 'GLAS scheme for Grey Partridge' at
Burt and Inch.
Interested parties are invited to attend an
information session and walk this week in the
The grey partridge is a locally extinct farmland
bird "of traditional importance within the Irish
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM);
the National Parks and Wildlife Service; the
Heritage Council; Inch Island Gun club and their
parent group the NARGC are collaborating in the
re-introduction programme for the game bird which is
a member of the pheasant family.
A beautiful grey partridge is
released at Inch under a new GLAS conservation
Local farmers who are
currently participating in the GLAS scheme are also
invited to attend to find out what conservation
measures they must comply with in order to draw down
GLAS payments and Glas Plus payments under the new
The GLAS Farm Walk will take place at Bryce's Farm,
Strahack, Inch Island on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at
6pm sharp. The DAFM thanked the Bryce family for
making their lands available for the event.
Walk participants are asked to wear suitable
clothing and footwear.
Meanwhile, more information on the partridge
programme is available at