We work primarily with government agencies and NGOs to implement a range of special surveys related to birds and habitats across Ireland.
Projects currently underway include co-ordination of national surveys of priority species (Chough, Curlew & Leach’s Petrels), of priority sites (the Shannon Callows) and aquaculture & coastal waterbirds in Cos Kerry & Donegal.
Key services include:
We design and implement national or site/habitat-focussed surveys mostly of threatened/endangered species. In 2021 we are undertaking large national contracts (client: National Parks & Wildlife Service) to survey Chough and Curlew, both red-listed species in Ireland.
Detailed ecological research with species/site focuses are often necessary to inform conservation action planning. Information on species ecology is often absent in Ireland and we have the skills and experience to design and execute ecological work to a high standard.
Management and conservation intervention testing
Building on existing information on the status and distribution of threatened species, KRC Ecological are involved in the development and implementation of projects which form part of species recovery – helping design and scientifically test the efficacy of measures which help populations recover.
Infrastructure linked studies
We have worked with a variety of clients including WhiteMountain, ATMOS, RPS, building contractors and Barry Consulting Engineers to provide advice and monitoring of ornithological features for infrastructural developments such as road schemes (Letterkenny, Donegal), windfarms (Antrim), greenways (Shannon valley) and walking trails (Rostrevor).
We have expertise in managing a range of human-wildlife conflict issues including island biosecurity from Invasive alien mammals, farm/wildlife conflicts and even artificial-rearing of threatened species.