Lough Foyle farmland birds project
Following on from the huge success of the INTERREG funded Halting Environmental Loss Project between 2010 and 2014, the RSPB is continuing to support farmers to maintain and expand the populations and range of breeding waders in their historical strongholds in Northern Ireland.
- September 2010 - The RSPB initiates a large-scale species restoration project, with Lough Foyle one of the key project areas.
- September 2011 - A series of highly successful public events are initiated.
- December 2014 - A series of events are staged for farmers and the general public to celebrate the success of the HELP project. Lapwing, barn owl, yellowhammer and tree sparrow are all species with improved conservation profiles in local communities.
- April 2015 - A conservation advisor is employed to further support farmers and communities.