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About the Project
The Barn Owl project was set up in January 2019 to help with conservation of Barn Owls in Ireland. The founder of the project John Carrig is a published wildlife photographer and has been involved in wildlife conservation and rescue for many years. John now holds the position of director of the Barn Owl project.
Our team members are
Bird of prey specialist Alessandra Oliveto (vet nurse and environment manager) who has been involved in conservation and rehabilitation of birds of prey all over the world, she's is member of the IUCN - CEM (Comission on Ecosystem management ), and our soft release manager Dan Doorhy who has been involved in helping Barn Owls make a comeback in East Galway and is also conservation officer on our 600 acre soft release site.
Susan Kerwin is a licenced wildlife rehabilitator and bat specialist who founded Bat Rehabilitation Ireland (Bat Rehab Ireland) in 2019. The rescue then went on to receive charity status in 2022. Susan also specializes in birds of prey and their rehabilitation
: Identifying priority areas for Barn Owl
conservation in Ireland
: Radio Tracking
: Survival of soft released Barn Owls
: Barn Owl Pellet study
: Barn Owl info booklet
: Farm management plan
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The founder of the project
John Carrig is a published wildlife photographer and has been involved in wildlife conservation and rescue for many years. John now holds the position of director of the Barn Owl project.