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BirdWatch Ireland

Curlew Game Keeper

Location: South Leitrim (around Drumod)
Contract Duration (if applicable): Jan. – Dec. 2022 fulltime (with possible extension until September 2023) subject to funding Salary (if disclosed): €35,000 per annum
Closing Date: 5pm Thursday 2nd December 2021

BirdWatch Ireland, on behalf of the Curlew EIP Operational Group (OG) is looking for a Curlew Keeper to assist with the delivery of The Irish Breeding Curlew EIP in South Leitrim, funded by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine’s, European Innovation Partnership fund.

The project will trial innovative programmes to improve breeding outcomes for Curlew in these areas, including: training farmers in predator control; nest protection through electric fencing; capital works to improve habitats; and a results based measure for Curlew.

The Curlew Keeper will undertake systematic predator control at known breeding sites in the south Leitrim area. They will assist in the delivery of a trial Agri Environmental measure for farmers undertaking predator control.

Thorough knowledge of the legal requirements relating to the control of predators in Ireland and strong initiative and willingness to work for long, sometimes unsociable hours​ is essential.

For further information and to download an application please visit our website www.birdwatchireland.ie

Closing Date: 02/12/2021  Location: South Leitrim (around Drumod)

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