Agri-Ecology Projects

The National Parks & Wildlife Service undertakes scientific research to determine which habitats and species are in greatest need of conservation intervention, where these habitats and species are located, and what can be done for them. The Agri-Ecology Unit of NPWS plays a pivotal role in such research, while also taking research forward into field trials, applied conservation effort and national policy.


Conservation Grazing in the Uplands

Grazing regimes for sensitive upland environments.

Restoring Floral Diversity to the Shannon Callows

Advice for farmers.

Curlew Conservation Programme

Protecting nesting attempts and improving habitat quality.


Aimed at halting the decline of the corncrake population.


Recording and addressing persecution and threats to raptors.

Agri-environment Scheme Field Trials

An innovative approach to farming for habitats and species.