In 2008 RSPB Northern Ireland began the country’s first ever species reintroduction.
The three year project aims to bring back about 70 red kites, a bird of global
conservation concern, to Northern Ireland having been extinct here for over 200 years.
A big thanks goes to everyone who signed our Birds of Prey campaign to
stop the illegal killing of our raptors. In total, 210,567 pledges were gathered from across the
UK and further afield in the RSPB’s biggest ever campaign to date.
Northern Ireland Red Kites is the first species reintroduction in Northern
Ireland and part of an All-Ireland project to bring back these wonderful
birds to our shores. Project partners are the Welsh Kite Trust, the Golden
Eagle Trust and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.