Feeding ecology of chough in Ireland
Chough, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, populations have been declining across their range (Ireland to China) for several decades. In Ireland, no less than 50% of the breeding population was lost between 1975 and 2000. A PhD study on the ecology of chough in Ireland was funded by the Research and Conservation Committee (Dublin Zoo, Fota Wildlife Park and Belfast Zoo), IRCSET, NPWS and Queens University Belfast. This research was completed in 2010 and it is hoped the findings will help conserve viable populations of chough in Ireland for many years to come.