James is a suckler beef farmer in the Slieve Aughty Mountains Special Protection Area for breeding Hen Harrier. He became a participant in the Hen Harrier Programme in 2018. He has been an very active participant in the Programme and farms this important High Nature Value farmland area very sensitively. He also does some nest protection work for the Project. Since he started with the Programme he has become very interested in the Hen Harrier and how it uses this special landscape and how he can make changes to benefit the local biodiversity and the socio-economics of his farm.
Nominator: Caroline Sullivan, Assistant Manager, Hen Harrier Project