About The Project
In October 2015, the RSPB started a major, LIFE-funded project on conservation of the roseate tern in the UK and Ireland.
The project will be delivered in the partnership with BirdWatch Ireland and North Wales Wildlife Trust.
The project aims to boost the ongoing effort to secure roseate tern populations and provide suitable conditions for their expansion to former breeding sites.
It will extend our knowledge about the threats, ecology, migration, prey species and best practice management.
The project will raise the profile of the species to boost our advocacy work, especially on sustainable fisheries, non-native species and climate change.
The project will be delivered at several coastal sites in Wales, Scotland, Northumberland, Hampshire, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Title: "Improving the conservation prospects of the priority species roseate tern throughout its range in the UK and Ireland"
Project code: LIFE14 NAT/UK/000394
Start date: 1 October 2015
End date: 30 September 2020
Coordinating beneficiary: The RSPB
Associated beneficiaries: BirdWatch Ireland and the North Wales Wildlife Trust
Co-financer: Lafarge Tarmac Cement and Lime Limited
Total budget: 3,229,020 EUR
EU LIFE contribution: 2,421,765 EUR