GMIT are partners on this five year (2020-2025) collaboration which is funded through the EU LIFE program (LIFE18 NAT/IE/000090). The research aims to improve corncrake conservation status in Ireland by enhancing the SPA network and surrounding farmland. We are focusing on acoustic monitoring as a method of deriving density and abundance. Thermal imaging trials will be conducted to locate corncrake. The applicability, reliability and feasibility of innovative acoustic monitoring technologies in corncrake conservation will be assessed. Other partners
include Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Fota Wildlife Park; Udaras na Gaeltachta.