The launch of a new boat is a boost in the efforts to protect the habitats of endangered birds in County Fermanagh, reports BBC News NI.
The vessel has been named in tribute to former RSPB warden Joe Magee.
Having joined the society in 1971, he was one of the first people to notice the alarming decline in curlews.
'You could hear them all over the place'
Mr Magee said when he started work as an RSPB warden in Fermanagh, the sounds of many endangered bird species were common.
"If you went outside the door at that time you could hear curlews, and lapwings, all over the place, and even corncrakes were very common then."
Corncrakes have now disappeared completely from Fermanagh.
Since 1987 curlew numbers have fallen by 89% across Northern Ireland.
Last year there were 39 pairs of curlews on the RSPB managed islands in Fermanagh, 10% of the population on the island of Ireland.
One reason for the decline is a change in farming practices.
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