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All the projects

  • “Plant 1 million trees in France” project in Champagnes Ardennes

    More than 7000 trees and shrubs were planted during the winter of 2015 in Champagne Ardennes by the various hunting federations in the region, thanks to financial support from AFAC-Agroforesterie under the “Plantons 1 million d’arbres en France” project and regional coordination from the Champagne Ardennes Regional Federation.

  • A scientific satellite monitoring programme for the migratory population of greylag goose (Anser anser)

    As part of the National Hunters’ Federation’s national scientific research program, the Northern Hunters’ Federation and the department’s hunting structures financed the purchase of 6 GPS beacons to equip greylag goose. Scientific monitoring of migration is carried out. A genetic study has been set up to determine the share of norwegian white geese in the […]

  • Abandoned Mont l’Evêque railway became a wildlife corridor

    The Mont l’Evêque site is an old abandoned railway line. Foundation pour la protection des habitats and the Fédération des chasseurs de l’Oise acquired this railway line in 1994. Since then thanks to planting trees, the line has become a true green corridor. The rails were removed. Trees were planted to create this green corridor […]

  • Acquisition, arrangement and management of the Biterne hunting and fauna reserve (38 ha including 22 ha of water)

  • Agreement between hunters and other bird conservationists [Bulgaria]

    Enable hunting to continue in Bulgaria within a well-regulated framework, whilst fully respecting the provisions of the Birds Directive. An aggreement was reached between the Union of Hunters and Anglers in Bulgaria UHAB (FACE Member) and the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds BSPB (BirdLife Partner) which will allow hunting to continue. Cooperation on […]

  • Agreement between hunters and the Conservatoire du Littoral

    After nearly two years of work, the Departmental Federation of Hunters of the Côtes d’Armor and the Conservatoire du littoral (coastal protection agency) renewed their agreement governing hunting in the natural areas owned by the protection agency. The objective of this agreement is to achieve a cohabitation of all on the 2,300 ha area that […]

  • Agreement for the management of grassland at the Avranches hospital in the Manche

    The Hunters Federation of Manche has signed an agreement with the ”Conservatoire du Littoral” designating it as manager of grassland at the Avranches hospital. As part of ecological compensation measures after the Couesnon was dredged between 2011 and 2013, measures were taken to restore seven sites around the bay, including those near the hospital. Already […]

  • Agreement with the Regional Council on the sustainable management of species and natural areas in Lorraine

    The Hunters Federation of Lorraine organises and leads projects on the following themes: maintaining and restoring habitats, studying and conducting expert assessments prior to strategic choices and mastering the functioning of certain ecosystems, environmental education and training, communication and information exchange on wildlife, etc.

  • Agricultural development in favour of biodiversity in Montloué in the Aisne

    In partnership with the Thiérache Agricultural High School, the “Les Près de Fontaine” integration project, the CFPPA Thiérache, the Hunters federation of Aisne and Local hunting interest group, an experimental plain development operation on a territorial scale has been initiated in Montloué. 11 strips of wild fallow land 4 to 13m wide, i. e. approximately […]

  • AGRIFAUNE – A19 and Spatial planning in the Loiret

    As part of land use planning to offset the impact of the A19 motorway, the Hunters Federation of Loiret responded to the “1% Paysager” call for projects by setting up a file containing numerous individual hedge planting initiatives in the municipalities crossed by the 100 km of motorway. Through multiple financing (Agrifaune, Syndicat de pays, […]

  • AGRIFAUNE – Ecological and agronomic impact study of the grinding periods of the outer edge of cereal plain plots

    The Hunters Federation of Loiret is carrying out a study as part of the national AGRIFAUNE programme. Several actions are being implemented such as practice tests (limitation of herbicides at the roadside, differentiated grinding of the outer edges, etc.) and monitoring activities (flora, pollinators, arthropods, weeds). In 2014, a symposium to report on the 4 […]

  • AGRIFAUNE – Ecological enhancement of fields edges and pylon feet

    As a continuation of the “Field edge management” programme, the Agrifaune du Loiret partners, including the Fédération des chasseurs du Loiret, developed a new project in 2012 to develop methods to promote the restoration of field edges and tower/pylon feet by planting wild flowers.  The objective being, in addition to the environmental rehabilitation aspect, to […]

  • Agroenvironmental measures in the Somme

    Since 1993, the Fédération des Chasseurs de la Somme has been offering farmers the opportunity to set up diverse crops attractive for game species and beneficial for biodiversity every year. The Federation’s objective is to encourage farmers to manage their land and make it more diverse with hedges, strips, groves or bushes that are suitable […]

  • Alliance for small game

    The aim of the project is an alliance of all stakeholders in the agricultural landscape, so farmers, hunters, conservationists, landowner, authorities and communities. This alliance develops agricultural measures, which are carried out by all stakeholders. The hunters have an important function as a multiplier due to their wide-ranging presence.

  • An exemplary inititative in Greece concerning wetlands

    Monitoring of migratory birds in wetlands The monitoring – patrolling of the area aims to eliminate the human activities that have negative effects to the protected area. Such activities are: illegal killing, illegal logging, illegal fishery, disturbance of places for breeding of birds, uncontrolled garbage disposal, pollution, etc. The personnel of the Management Authority patrols […]


    Study of local movements of populations wintering in Italy – Phenology of the Italian populations – Definition of guidelines migratory and breeding areas of wintering populations in Italy – Study of the use (definition of areas used for food and / or to the rest) and habitat selection of wintering populations. Teals are captured with […]

  • Animation of the Black-tailed godwit Management National Plan

    Vendée Hunting Federation, with the French regional government coordination, is in charge for 6 years (2015-2020) of the national animation of the Black-tailed Godwit National Management Plan. A National Managment Plan was established by a group of scientific experts mandated by the Ecology ministry and coordinated by ONCFS (National Office for Hunting and Wildlife). During the […]

  • Animation of the Special Protection Areas (SPA) of the Villefermoy and Bassée massif and adjacent plains

    To animate and coordonate the 2 Natura 2000 sites and to preserve and manage those ecosystems. Private and public landowner are identified and informed over the SPA Implementation, Contractualisation and Natura 2000 charter Scientific follow-up of the species Information and awareness for every public

  • Apifaune 46: Development of agricultural practices good for little wild fauna and pollinators

    To improve farmers awareness about little wild fauna and pollinators by proposing bee-faunistic arrangement adapted to their production system (honey plants fallows). To test on practices and techniques (interculture shelter, alfalfa differentiated management). To create a semi natural habitats network for little wild fauna and pollinators.

  • Arnika project

    This 8-year project lays on the whole hunting territory of the Pardiel Hunting Society (approx. 1000 ha). This project is divided in 3 subprojects “Fruit trees”, “Strips” and “Eco meadows”. In each subproject, 11 professional hunters deal with the habitats management of the area. In the “Fruit trees” subproject, about twenty fruit trees, mostly of […]

  • Assessment of conservation status of the red-legged partridge by genetic analysis

    The project concern about genetic monitoring of the red-legged partridge, in collaboration with Antagene laboratory (France). Few days ago the Hunting Territorial Zone Genoa 2 East sent to the laboratory 50 biological samples in total: 39 paws of red-legged partridges shot down during 2017 hunting season and 11 feathers with trophic quill of specimens bred […]

  • Avian pest species survey

    to collect a range of information about avian pest species shooting, including numbers shot. Questionnaires were sent to 5,000 (5%) randomly selected BASC members Hunters provided the data

  • Balkan Lynx Recovery Project

    To allow the recovery of the Balkan lynx Camera trapping in potential habitat to confirm the presence of lynx; Creation of protected areas centred around areas of known lynx activity in both Albania and Macedonia; providing payments to local inhabitants for them to continue their traditional, sustainable, rural livelihoods; collaboration with hunters in joint workshops […]

  • Ballycroy/Kiltane Red Grouse project

    Maintenance of the local population of Irish red grouse Extensive predator control The project was started by the Peterswell and Kilcreest Conservation and Gun Club and enjoyed the support and cooperation of the NARGC

  • Ballydangan Bog Red Grouse Project

    To prevent the decline and, in the long-term, increase the numbers, of red grouse on Ballydangan Bog. Educational work with schools and interest groups from the local community; Habitat management including heather cutting, grit provisions, scrub clearance and bog restoration; Predator control by controlling mink, red fox, hooded crow and magpie populations; Disturbance control by […]

  • Baltic large carnivore project

    Collect and distribute data and information on Baltic large canivores to gain a better understanding of the species in order to better help the population recovery that is occurring Monitoring activities so as to produce some overall maps of species distribution; gathering data on the level of carnivore depredation on domestic animals – mainly sheep, […]

  • Bears and Hunting

    The Fundación Oso Pardo (FOP) worked long-term with local stakeholders to reduce human-bear conflicts in the Cantabrian Mountains, signing agreements with 4,500 hunters and set up bear monitoring and  measures to reduce damage. The main aim of the Fundación Oso Pardo, which has existed since 1992, is demonstrating the feasibility of coexistence of human activities and […]

  • Beaver samples

    Sending beaver samples for research purposes. The goal is to find out the current distribution of European beaver (Castor fiber) in Finland. Hunters involved in the sampling activities.

  • Beaver Training

    Training organised by hunters to hunters to regulate both invasive alien species (Coypu and Muskrat) without damaging the Beaver.

  • Biodiversity Castelré

    One week per year, citizens (including hunters) are cleaning the nature by removing waste of it.

  • Biodiversity evaluation in a future regional natural park in the Doubs Horloger

    Redaction of a report to apply for creating a cross-border Regional Natural Park . A Sustainable Development Charter is created on the basis of this report.

  • Biodiversity field Pannenhoef

    Hunters and other stakeholders create new and maintain existing habitat for Partridge, which also benefits wider biodiversity (birds/insects/pollinators etc.).

  • Biodiversity field Partridge

    Hunters and other stakeholders create new and maintain existing habitat for Partridge, which also benefits wider biodiversity (birds/insects/pollinators etc.).

  • Biodiversity garden in Plérin in the Côtes d’Armor

    For the younger generations and the general public, the Hunters Federation of Côtes d’Armor initiated a “Biodiversity Garden” in Plérin, created under the direction of Guillaume Le Provost, in collaboration with horticultural and agricultural high schools, school 2 quadratkilometer grosses, trainees in civic service and associations. 3500 square meter in size, this garden is planted […]

  • Biodiversity lanes Lopikerwaard

    Improving the living conditions of the various game and fauna species within the Lopikerwaard by creating so-called ‘Wildakkers’ . Our strip is almost 4 meters wide and 360 meters long. This length makes it possible to test a number of different seed mixtures for suitability for the peat meadow area. Encouraging hunters to do the same in their […]

  • Biodiversity lanes Tubbergen

    Hunters undertake control of predators, to limit their predation on meadow birds.

  • Bird houses/boxes

    The goal of the event is to sensitize public about the wildlife management/conservation and about the role of the hunters. Hunters build and put bird boxes to suitable places. They also provide some hunting clubs with boxes. Usually boxes are build for game bird species, e.g. goldeneye (Bucephala clangula), but also for smaller birds. Finnish […]

  • Bird indicators for Loiret farmers

    Bird indicators, which have been used for many years by managers of natural areas, are still not widely used by agricultural stakeholders. The AGRIBIRDS project aims to design simplified protocols to answer farmers’ questions and test them in different situations in order to produce a computer tool that allows agricultural stakeholders to choose the most […]


    Nutria: Nutria (Myocastor coypus) are large, web-footed rodents that are more agile in water than on land. They live in burrows, or nests, never far from the water. The nutria is similar to the beaver but is smaller with about 60 centimeters in length. Nutrias have a round tail and yellow-orange rodent teeth. Like the smaller muskrat, […]

  • Breeding Succes and Predation in Danish Grey Partridge

    Aims: • Breeding success of Grey Partridges • How many are predated • Who are the predators • When do the predation occur • Where do the Partridges locate their nests • How do Partridges use the modern Danish agricultural landscape • Do Partridges migrate Hunters’ work: • Evaluation of local partridge population • Permission […]

  • Breeding success of Hen harrier on a grouse moor in the Peak District National Park

    Hen harrier breeding success is rare in England. There is wildlife conflict between hen harriers and red grouse because harriers nest colonialy and feed their chicks on red grouse. The aim of the project was to ensure a pair of hen harriers nesting on the High Peak Estate successfully fledged their young. The Grouse shooting […]

  • Bridging the Gap Between Hunters and Conservationists in Morocco

    Between November 2014 and February 2015, Barbary macaques in Bab Berred, Morocco, were illegally killed bu poachers. The local Hunters’ Association is working together with and supporting the BMAC (Barbary Maquaque Awareness & Conservation) against illegal killing activities. Meetings so far have proven productive, and a programme of workshops, training and interviews is further facilitating […]

  • Brown Hare Monitoring

    The case study used spotlight strip census routes to estimate Brown Hare numbers in a 793 ha hunting district by local hunters. The habitats, dominated by intensively farmed arable land were also mapped. Guidelines from the German monitoring programme WILD (German wildlife information system – www.jagdnetz.de/wild) were applied This is part of a Germany-wide long-term […]


  • Burgenlandisches soil protection program

    Reduce soil erosion in Burgenland 530km windbreaks build; 19,000 ha agricultural land protected against erosion; 720ha afforested; 2.8 million trees and shrubs of native species planted; hunters organised the program and did everything

  • Cairngorms National Park Management

    Situated in the north of Scotland and with an area of 4,528 km², the Cairngorms National Park is Britain’s largest national park. The Cairngorms National Park contains many natural habitats containing a number of rare and endangered species. In order to preserve the ecological and cultural richness of the National Park, the OpenNESS project partnered with the […]

  • Canal development project to prevent animal drownings in the Loiret

    Concerned about the preservation of wildlife, the Hunters Federation of Loiret et Voies Navigables de France (VNF) has reactivated their collaboration by initiating a campaign of rational and effective development. Several actions are carried out in this context: advice on the location of canal developments, awareness-raising among holders of neighbouring hunting grounds, analysis of mortality […]

  • Captive-breeding and Release of Turtle Doves

    Please refer to copy of relative FKNK media release

  • CHASNAT Project: Hunting and biodiversity of the territories: expertise, management and environmental in Languedoc Roussillon

    To encourage involvment of regional hunters to set up a Natura 2000 ecological network and to improve understanding of Natura 2000 sites operators about hunting world. – Mediation and Information ; – Characterization of hunting activities on Natura 2000 sites as part of a contribution to socio-economic diagnosis ; – Organisation and participation to hunting working groups ; […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Haute-Savoie

    Restoration of a 18 ha area: retention pond, creation of three hallows, the elimination of many willows, restoring a sedge meadow and finally a control threshold downstream. There is also management plan that is on validation stage.

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Indre

    The aims are to safeguard the habitat threatened by agricultural abandonment on 200 ha, but also to promote wild fauna diversity to sensitize the public, hunters, non-hunters and schools. A natural afforestation has been conducted and some activities as the mowing, the extensive horses grazing and a traditional fish breeding have enabled to maintain the […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Loire

    Maintenance of the area Some studies have also been conducted on the forage quality of grasslands based on period, the understanding of the space by wintering waterfowl and the organisms monitoring. First, the hunters created three ponds that cover 22 ha in water and opened to the public in 1994. Two management plans have been […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Loiret

    Creation of 50 ha of islets and ponds in the most uniforms areas. Thinning out of trees (willows) in order to favor herbaceous development. Regular maintenance was established on reedbeds. They also used the area for hunters training and public sensitization. Projects are being considered for upgrading fish production and establishing the maintenance ponds perimeters […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Maine-et-Loire

    On Saint-Aubin island, the hunting association of Maine-et-Loire bought 123 ha of land to save the flood meadow habitats from afforestation. To preserve the flood meadow areas hunters collaborated with farmers for the continuity of hay cutting. They also proposed environmental leases to the farmers in order to follow Natura 2000 agro-environmental measures that need […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Manche

    In 1987, the local hunting association undertook to create a 2 ha pond in the Cotentin natural reserve. In 2004/2005, they created a pedagogic trail with observation windows and they managed the waterbodies to increase the carrying capacity for birds. Finally, they created a trail for environmental initiation with three new observatories and they managed […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Morbihan

    The aims are to ensure maximum biodiversity, the best preservation of heritage species, and an environmental awareness raising. For that, they use traditional techniques as the grazing (New Forest ponies,Holstein and Nantes cattle breeds) and the late mowing. These interventions are evaluated annually through scientific monitoring (botanical and wildlife monitoring: birds, amphibians, mammals)

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Nord Pas-de-Calais

    The project’s main objective is to illustrate the complementarity between environmental management and hunting by: – Maximizing the ecological potential of the marsh and adjoining parcels by suitable management for habitats, fauna and flora – Putting hunting activity in a sustainable process; awareness of different audiences to biodiversity of the marsh. Management activities with partnership […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Sarthe

    The aim is the conservation of the ecological and biological caracteritics of the area as the meshed bocage, wet meadows, mégaphorbiaie, streams, ponds. With the collaboration of other stakeholders, the hunters maintained the hedges and conducted some mowing, grazing and ponds cleaning activities. After that, they decided to focuse more on communication between stakeholders and […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Seine-Maritime

    Three main goals: – to restore the area and maintain the open area by extensive grazing. – to develop the area for public and school visits with education program on environment and sustainable development. – to communicate about the role of the Municipality and the hunters for wetlands. Some hydraulic and biodiversity studies have been […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!FDC Tarn

    Management of the site There is a collaboration with Réseau SAGNE which has proposed a management plan to the hunting federation. A site follow-up and a management assesment is made every year. There is a regular mowing of the meadow with farmers collaboration. Management of the poplar plantation in order to let some native species […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions!Quend and Fort-Mahon

    There are two main groals: ensure the tranquility of the site and follow the birds presence on the site. An other person is employed to control the predator populations (e.g. foxes). There is an agreement with the ornithologic group from Picardy for a continuing scientific monitoring. There is a volunteer guard employed by the hunting […]

  • Chateauneuf’s marsh management

    To recreate paths to access to the fields; To recreate the hydrografic network; To maintain the wetlands and the bocages; To open up the fields in grassland Hunters’ work: almost fully involved, mostly in the financial part, in communication and collaboration, aswell as checking the well going of the project

  • Cheshire Local Biodiversity Action Plan

    To contribute towards the Cheshire LBAP (Local Biodiversity Action Plan) objectives for water vole, to establish the current distribution and range of water voles (Arvicola amphibius) in the Cheshire region and to identify potential water vole habitat on BASC members land. They started to survey the entire River Gowy for voles followed by the establishment […]

  • CINQUANT’ANNI DA UN’IDEA – Punte Alberete e Gino Gatta

    To celebrate  the fiftieth anniversary in 2015, the FIDC section of Ravenna has produced a publication that describes the origin of a very important protected area for the territories of Ravenna: Punte Alberete. The publications aims to divulgate not only the history but also the management of the area from the past to the present […]

  • Cleaning site “J’aime la loire propre” by the Fondation pour la protection des habitats de la faune sauvage

    Description The Foundation for the Protection of Wildlife Habitats has been organising clean-up projects throughout the Loire every year for the past seven years, in collaboration with the departmental hunters’ federations. Waste is collected in the river and on the banks. Since 2016 the operation has been extended to other rivers (Seine, Allier, Vienne, Creuse, […]

  • Cnoc Bawn project

    Conserve the local red grouse population In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity […]

  • Collection of Finnish bag data

    To collect Finnish Bag data The scheme is voluntary and has run since 1962. Each year FGFRI selects a random sample of about 5000 hunters who hold a valid hunting licence. The sample is stratified according to the number of hunters in each game management district. Each of the selected hunters is sent a questionnaire […]

  • Collection of French bag data

    to facilitate the collection of national bag statistics Hunting bag statistics have not been collected on a regular basis. Three national surveys have been carried out by the ONCFS, covering the 1974/1975, 1983/1984 and 1998/1999 seasons. The last two surveys used the same methods, and relied on demographic information supplied by the national population (human) […]

  • Collection of Irish bag data

    To collect bag data in order for it to be used in lobbying Each of NARGCs 25,000 members is mailed a bag return form at the start of the hunting season. The bag return form is anonymous and requires that hunters record the number of huntable birds killed each week during the shooting season and […]

  • Collection of Norwegian bag data

    To collect bag data in Norway A variety of schemes collecting hunting statistics have operated since 1889. The current scheme is run by Statistics Norway, the Norwegian Governments body for collecting national statistics. The systematic collection of data on small game started in 1971. Between 1971 and 1993 a random sample of small game hunters […]

  • Collection of Polish bag data

    To collect and publish Polish bag data In order to hunt, all hunters require a game shooting permit. The game shooting permit is valid for one month and is specific to certain specified game species, bag limit and territory, and is issued by the manager of the hunting club (or institute) renting the territory and […]

  • Combating forest fires

    The exact purpose of the cleaning and planting actions are two-fold. The cleaning of debris and other material left by picnickers (picnic areas are available within the Hunting Reserve of Miżieb for the general public use) prevents the spread of fire since one of the main elements without which a fire cannot happen, combustive material, […]

  • Common and Jack Snipe Project analysis of migration, mean hunting bags and habitat use from collection of bag booklets

    The project aims to analyse migration, hunting bag and habitat use of Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) and Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) in Italy. Starting from a sample of 97 sites visited by singles hunters from 2010/2011 hunting season to 2015/2016 hunting season, 8 sites were monitored in all six season.

  • Common pheasant reintroduction in Calvados

    Since 2012, the Fédération des chasseurs du Calvados has been carrying out an action to repopulate the territories with common pheasants. This policy aims to develop to strengthen the maintenance of wild populations. This operation follows precise specifications.

  • Common Quail Management Plan in Italy

    Increase the population of common quail. Payments to farmers for crop damage and to maintain winter stubble. Banning the release of Japenese quail. Enforcement of bag size limits. Management and restoration of breeding and staging habitats. Enforcement of hunting season that prevents hunting during the breeding period. Ambiti territoriali di Caccia pay farmers for crop […]

  • Connemara Red Grouse Association

    Conserve the local red grouse population In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity […]

  • Conservation and management of the Chabaud-Latour wetland in the North

    Following the purchase of part of the Chabaud-Latour site by the Fondation des habitats (FPHFS), the Fédération des Chasseurs du Nord was given the management of 65 hectares, including the implementation of a management plan. This includes the following elements: Habitat conservation: Maintenance of a diversity of environments, management of pioneer grasslands, etc. Management of […]

  • Conservation and management of wetlands in Po delta and Venice Lagoon

    Private shooting areas named Aziende Faunistico Venatorie (AFV) maintain wetlands and wetland habitat to host waterbirds and huntable ducks in particular. The maintenance of habitat is necessary to obtain from Public Administration (District and Region) the private right to hunt in the area. Each AFV is the owner of the hunting right and have to […]

  • Conservation management of the Black Marsh of Saint Coulban

    The Hunters Federation of  d’Ille-et-Vilaine, in partnership with the Habitat Protection Foundation (FPHFS), has acquired a marshy area modified by agriculture, but with strong potential for migratory birds and in particular for shallow water ducks. In order to recover the functionalities of the marsh and facilitate the agricultural maintenance of wet grasslands, the FDC35 has […]

  • Conservation management of the Lan Bern moors and the Magoar-PenVern marsh in Côte d’Armor

    The Foundation for the Protection of Habitats (FPHFS) The Lan Bern Magoar Regional Nature Reserve, certified ERB (Remarkable space of Bretagne), includes 2 natural sites (Lan Bern moors and Magoar marshes) and was acquired at the initiative of the Hunters Federation. They have undertaken flora and fauna inventories to enable rehabilitation and environmental protection work […]

  • Conservation management of the Saint Samson hunting and wildlife reserve in Calvados

    This area consists of a set of wet meadows with a total area of 104 ha, located in the Dives valley. Managed by the Fédération des chasseurs du Calvados, the objective is to preserve reserve and hunting grounds, ensure food for ducks on the surface and monitor the migration.

  • Conservation of big raptors and of habitats of the Natura 2000 site of the Tarn and Jonte gorges by the Lorèze Hunters Fereration

    The aim is to animate the Natura 2000 site of the Tarn and Jonte gorges. In this purpose the hunters federation – animates the Natura 2000 management plan to collectivities and stakeholders in the field – prepares the Natura 2000 management contracts – set up some crops to a faunistic and environmental purpose for the […]

  • Conservation of the Lan Bern moors and the Magoar-PenVern marsh in Côte d’Armor

    The Lan Bern Magoar Regional Nature Reserve, certified ERB area (Remarkable space of Bretagne), includes 2 natural sites (Lan Bern moors and Magoar marshes) and initiated by the Hunters Federation. They have undertaken flora and fauna inventories to enable rehabilitation and environmental protection work to be carried out, as part of a scientific project. An […]

  • Conservation of wolf through acceptance by all interest groups: development of the Croatian Wolf Management Plan

    Ensuring conservation of wolves in co-existence with humans by identification of interest groups and participants and focusing on joint decision-making Research into the Croatian wolf population, monitoring of it and its prey species; Distribution of 96 Tornjak guardian dogs to shepherds; Establishment of 45 electric fences; Creation and distribution of education material regarding wolves and […]

  • Conservatory management of the bird sanctuary in the Manche

    A hunting reserve belonging to the Veys Bay eco-complex, it is designated as a Natura 2000 Special Protection Area and classified as a RAMSAR. The total surface area of the reserve is approximately 265 ha, of which 20 ha is still in water. A first management plan was put in place in 1998 by the […]

  • Conservatory of the grey partridge (Perdix perdix) in Eure-et-Loir

    Concerned about maintaining the grey partridge (Perdix perdix) in the department, the Hunters’ Federation of Eure-et-Loir created a conservatory for this species in 2017. The aim of this project is to enable the most deprived areas to be repopulated with partridges from the natural strains of the Eure-et-Loir. To carry out this project, the Hunters’ […]

  • Contribution to the “Trames Vertes et Bleues” of the Marne

    The Hunters Federation of Marne is taking part in the CORRIBIOR study conducted by the University of Reims, which focuses on the transport routes used by deer and marten. In 2018, the Federation participated in the “photographic traps” component set up on the A4 motorway and the high-speed line. They contributed to the capture of […]

  • Control of invasive alien species (IAS) in the Côtes d’Armor

    Through trapping operations, the Hunters Federation of Côte d’Armor has been involved since 2003 in improving knowledge, monitoring the progress and limiting the expansion of invasive alien species (IAS). Coypus, muskrats and minks are increasingly observed in the department and can cause damage to local crops and wildlife.

  • Convention with the Regional Council for a sustainable management of wildlife and natural landscapes in Lorraine

    The Hunters Federation of Lorraine builds and runs projects over: environment conservation and restoration, ecosystems surveys and expertise, communication and information sharing over wildlife

  • cooking game education program

    To show the health and economic value of game meat by teaching basic animal butchery and cooking methods. The classes were run and attended by hunters.

  • CORRIBIOR, regional project Green and Blue Frame

    CORRIBIOR is led by the Hunters Federation of Occitan and the Operators of the Tree and the Country Hedge. The objective is to work on the restoration of the green and blue frame, defined in the Midi-Pyrenees in the Regional Ecological Coherence Scheme (SRCE). The CORRIBIOR project is based on a participatory approach promoted within […]

  • Côtes d’Armor Agricultural Biodiversity Observatory

    The “Agrifaune” network, in partnership with the Chamber of Agriculture, ONCFS and the National Federation of Farmers’ Unions, addresses themes important to the worlds of agricultural and hunting (biodiversity, crops favourable to wildlife, landscaping, etc.). The Hunters Federation of Côtes d’Armor contributes to the network via the regional “Agriculture and Biodiversity” programme by setting up […]

  • Counting of Cervidae in the Yvelines

    Evaluation of the deer population in the Rambouillet massif.

  • Coypu management in Swamp Poitevin Regional Parc

    Once a year, Bow Hunters of Venise Verte invite bow hunters from different regions to control the Coypu populations in the very valuable Swamp Poitevin Regional Parc.

  • Create space for the Grey Partridge on your farm [Denmark]

    Development of a publication highlighting the best methods to conduct nature-friendly farming methods and encourage farmers to adopt these. The aim is to increase the areas of suitable habitats for Grey Partridge and therefore increase their population. The habitats created have a positive effect on many other species. The Danish Hunters Association was responsible for […]

  • Creating diverse wetland habitat – The Humber Estuary

  • Creating nesting opportunities for dabbling ducks

  • Cretan Dog Team against Poisoned Baits

    The use of poison baits is considered in Greece one of the main threats to many different species (wild and domestic) – many of the wild ones listed as protected (vultures, eagles). By recognizing this, the Hunting Federation of Crete & Dodecanese (A’ KOKD) and the University of Crete-Natural History Museum of Crete (UoC-NHMC) decided […]


  • Curlew Conservation Programme

    The Curlew Conservation Programme operates in a manner that could be described as locally-led, with local teams acting with landowners to help breeding Curlew in six of the most important areas in Ireland for the species. The local teams are generally comprised of a Curlew Advisory Officer, a local Curlew Champion and a Nest Protection […]

  • Departmental monitoring of deer populations by ecological change indices in the Eure-et-Loir

    The monitoring of deer populations using the “Ecological Change Indices” method is being implemented by the Hunters Federation of Eure-et-Loir throughout the department. This method consists of carrying out an accurate survey of biological measurements (weight, bone length, …) taken on caught game throughout the hunting season using sampling maps. These measurements allow to estimate […]

  • Departmental monitoring of red deer (Cervus elaphus) populations in Eure-et-Loir

    Throughout the department, the Hunters’ Federation of Eure-et-Loir are implementing the monitoring of red deer populations using the “Ecological Change Indices” method. This method consists of carrying out an accurate survey of biological measurements (eviscerated weight of calves, number of pregnant deer) taken on dead game throughout the hunting season using sampling maps. Additionally, night […]

  • Departmental monitoring system for Eurasian woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) populations in the Marne

    Hunters Federation of Marne undertook the monitoring. They were following the protocols of the “Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage” (ONCFS). CNERA Avifaune Migratrice of the ONCFS used the collected data and integrated them into the monitoring of breeding and wintering woodcock populations.  

  • Departmental policy for the reconstitution of natural populations of Pheasants, Grey partridges and Garenne rabbits in the Ardennes

    The Hunters federation of Ardennes is developing a set of incentives for hunting companies to develop natural populations of these species.

  • Design of a specific seed drill for field borders

    The edges of the fields shelter a great floral diversity favourable to many animal species: pollinating insects, cultivation auxiliaries, birds. The flora on the edges of fields is sometimes “degraded” and composed of weed species that can compete with adjacent crops. To avoid them, frequent grinding is usually but is risky for wildlife. In this […]

  • Dinaric lynx reintroduction project

    On March 1973 three females and three males, live captured in Slovakian Carpathians, were released to Kočevje forest in Slovenia. The reintroduction to the Dinaric Mountains, is considered to be one of the most successful reintroductions of a large predator. The newly established population encountered favorable habitat with abundant prey base, and all three females […]

  • DinaRis: A Project in Support of Transboundary Cooperation in Lynx Conservation

    The lynx vulnerability present a solid basis for establishing the cross-border cooperation in nature conservation. With the DinaRis project the awarness was raised on its biological and social aspects, new tools for joint monitoring of lynx population were developed and partnerships were established at the highest scientific and management level. All the above resulted in […]

  • DJV German bag data collection

    To collect bag data as part of the game management plan The DJV collects any available hunting statistics information (birds and mammals) for each federal state by approaching rural districts and obtaining the data they have collected from the owners of hunting estates, as part of the game management plan. The DJV voluntarily conducts the […]

  • Dormouse population Cheschire

    to survey new areas of Cheshire to ascertain whether a wild population of Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) still exists in the country. A dormouse re-introduction programme is under discussion. But, before that, woodlands would need to be surveyed to find out if there were any existing remnant populations. For that, they used nest tubes and nest […]

  • Duck Wing Survey

    Collect bag data on UK ducks Hunters shooting ducks were encouraged to submit a duck wing. These wings were analysed to provide information on annual age and sex ratios of ducks being shot. Hunters shooting ducks were encouraged to submit a duck wing. The project was run by BASC.

  • Dunmanway Red Grouse Project

    Conserve the local red grouse population In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity […]

  • Ecological restoration and management of salt meadows in the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel

    The National Office for Hunting and Wildlife (ONCFS) controls the concessionary interest for the 50-hectares of salt meadows within the Mont Saint Michel Bay Hunting and Wildlife Reserve. The site being invaded by quackgrass, water bodies were developed in 1996 and 2001 in order to reopen it. Since then, management of the site has been […]

  • Ecological restoration project of the Salix marsh in the Sensée valley in Nord-Pas-de-Calais

    A private property of 6 ha, the restoration of the site is carried out by young volunteer hunters from the Fédération des chasseurs du Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The objective is to ensure ecological and hunting management of the site: optimization of ecological potential, sustainable hunting approach, public awareness of biodiversity and the compatibility between sustainable hunting and […]

  • Educational trail on the Chenonville estate in Eure-et-Loir

    The Hunters Federation of Eure-et-Loir has undertaken the creation of an educational pathway that recreates the four natural environments of the department and proposes in particular a presentation of the emblematic species of each environment with sound bollards, educational panels and games. Guided and commented tours are organised for schoolchildren.

  • Eendenkorven Nuenen

    Duck baskets are intended for safe breeding of ducks. The craft of the hunter has many traditions. Braiding and placing duck pits is one of them. 30 baskets were made and placed by hunters themselves. Because the baskets are above the water and do not offer easy access for other species than the duck, the […]


    Hunters in many districts of Emilia Romagna regions create new wetlands on fields that otherwise would be cultivated. The new wetlands are named fixed hide or AFV (private shooting areas) and in many districts the owner must maintain water all year long in the pond, in order to offer suitable habitat also during pre-nuptial migration […]

  • Energie aus Wildpflanzen

    Producing biogas from biomass closely with the goals of biodiversity, nature and environmental protection and establish mixtures of native wild plant species as ecologically necessary and economically viable complement to conventional energy crops in agricultural practice. Unlike the food and feed production biogas production opens the possibility of different plant species and varieties in pure […]

  • Engaging hunters and other stakeholders in a pilot study of wolves in Slovakia using non-invasive genetic sampling

    To obtain high quality data on the local wolf population in the reference study area with transparent and robust interpretation that is not contested by different stakeholders. The demonstration of a state-of-the-art approach to improving knowledge of large carnivore population status should help to foster a critical appraisal of traditional methods and will hopefully open […]

  • Environmental mediation carried out by hunting organisation

    This project was carried out within the framework of the national plan for the Restoration of Bonelli’s Eagle, in partnership with the Regional Conservatory of Natural Areas and the National Office of Hunting and Wild Fauna. On these 3 large SPA s, the Regional Federation of Hunters of Languedoc-Roussillon has managed a diagnosis of populations […]

  • Erysipelas – an emerging disease in animal friendly production systems for poultry and pigs

    Collection of data and samples to identify population characteristics and other factors that can influence the presence of Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae in wild boars and the risks for domestic pigs and poultry

  • Establish the current distribution of otters (Lutra lutra) in the Cheshire region

    To contribute towards the objectives set out under the Cheshire LBAP to Establish the current distribution of otters (Lutra lutra) in the Cheshire region and restore otters to all catchments where they have been recorded since 1960. The sightings and recorded signs of otter presence have been used as a guide to the construction of […]

  • Establishment of “environmental” fallows and “wildlife crops” in the Eure-et-Loir

    The Hunters Federation of Eure-et-Loir promotes and finances the establishment of Wildlife Environment Fallows (JEFS) and “nitrate trap” crops for wildlife. Each year, more than 2,000 hectares of agricultural land are devoted to the establishment of these fallows and crops that promote biodiversity.

  • Establishment of a departmental conservatory for natural populations of grey partridges (Perdix perdix) in the Eure-et-Loir

    The Hunters Federation of Eure-et-Loir is setting up a conservatory with the dual aim of rescuing nests destroyed during agricultural work and producing natural restocking birds for the most deprived areas. First steps include the establishment of a telephone line dedicated to nest rescue and the implementation of a re-population charter for deprived territories.

  • Establishment of a regional database on nature, hunting and wildlife

    Database produced and administered by the Hunters Federation of Lorraine. It allows the synthesis and valorisation of the data available within the hunters’ federations of the Lorraine region.

  • Estimating Population Size of Elusive Animals with DNA from Hunter-Collected Feces: Four Methods for Brown Bears

    To test the use of non-invasive genetic sampling as a process to estimate population size Volunteer hunters were requested to submit any located bear feces. Samples were collected, submitted and genetically analysed to estimate the population size. 90% of all data submitted was submitted by hunters

  • Estimation, population dynamics and habitat identification of Balkan chamois (Rupicaprarupicapra balcanica) in the prefecture of Drama, Greece

    Rhodope mountain range hosts one of the biggest populations of Balkan chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica) as far the Greek part is concerned with the forest of Frakto comprising the main area where the species is found. Aim of the study is to provide preliminary results as far as the presence of Balkan chamois in the […]


  • Estonian large carnivore sighting and track observations

    To understand the current status and trends of large carnivore populations. Bear, lynx and wolf site and track observations are reported by hunters to the Estonian Environment Agency, which analyses the data to separate them into different reproductive units. Hunters also contribute by surveying transects to count wolf and lynx tracks in the snow. Finally, […]

  • Experimentation of an operative protocol for the capture and repopulation of some areas of the Province of Agrigento with subjects of capture of wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and evaluation of post-release survival.

    Hunters promoted the research to assess reasons for decline in rabbit population, and to identify solution. Good rabbit population are very important also for predators species declining as Bonelli’s eagle (Aquila fasciata) and Lanner Falcon (Falco biarmicus feldegii).

  • Experimentation on wild flora canopy seedlings on the outer edge of fields in the Eure-et-Loir

    As part of the Agrifaune Eure-et-Loir project, the Fédération des chasseurs d’Eure-et-Loir aims to create and restore the outer edges of cultivated fields that are favourable to wildlife. Different seedlings are tested and the Federation is studying the evolution of the seeded cover, weed management and the effect of the seeded cover on insects.

  • Exploring the genetic biodiversity of Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) populations in the Centre-Val de Loire Region

    The objective of the IBIG Cerf applied research project is to highlight the genetic exchanges between different populations of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in the Centre-Val de Loire region, and to identify whether the infrastructural developments carried out (motorways, fences, buildings near forests) put a brake on the genetic flow.  Scientific team: Marc COLYN, (CNRS […]

  • FACE & BirdLife joint statement on the EU’s post 2010 Biodiversity policy

    Raise awareness of the liklihood of the UK failing on its target to halt the decline of biodiversity by 2010 FACE and BirdLife International released a statement calling upon EU Institutions, Member States and all stakeholders to intensify efforts for implementing the EU’s 2010 Biodiversity Action Plan. Specifically called for better implementation of the Birds […]

  • Farmland management for small game

    1- Offering seeds o volunteers farmers to create corridors that provide the wildlife with food and shelter. 2- Predator control (Fox, Beech marten, Carrion crow and Magpie). 3- Winter feeding (1 distributor /7 ha) 4- Providing with water in dry season and with insects (dung) for the chicks 5- Creation of a big hunting reserve […]

  • Fast-growing tree plantation is increasing local biodiversity

    The Fédération des chasseurs de Seine Maritime in conjuction with the Chamber of Agriculture has planted willows in Belleville-en-Caux. Together on 0.5 hectares. The objective is to enhance the value of the wood-energy sector developed by the farm. The second, longer-term objective is to treat wastewater.

  • FECENCA study of the Eurasian Woodcock

    Increase the knowledge about the migratory movements of woodcocks. Promote the involvement of hunters in the management and conservation of the species, making them participate to the studies. Provide the competent authorities with rigorous information on the status of Woodcock in order to develop a homogenous legal framework regarding the hunting management and conservation of […]

  • Fieldfare Project

    Monitoring Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) wintering in Lombardia Region and the pre nuptial migration in order to identify migration phenology and breeding areas of that population.

  • FIELDFARE project

    The Migratory Birds Office of the Italian Federation of Hunting frequently bases its work on sustainable hunting (and their institutional approach) on data collected by hunters through important research projects. These projects use diverse scientific methods based on sampling, satellite telemetry and ringing. This makes it possible to implement effective management decisions and to improve […]

  • Flemmish Partridge Project (Vlaams Patrijzenproject)

    The Flemmish Partridge project is about working for partridges together. In this project, motivated wildlife management units form ‘Partridge groups’. They develop an action plan for partridges and take actions on the terrain: habitat measures, winter feeding, predator control, monitoring, sustainable shooting management. On the Flemmish level a steering group with representatives of the Partridge […]

  • Follow-up inspection of the rabies vaccination

    While Foxes and Raccon Dogs have been hunted or killed in traffic, hunters gather their heads and blood samples and send them to the local veterinary board to contribute to rabies control.

  • Forest and hunting management project in the Eure-et-Loir department

    The Hunters Federation of Eure-et-Loir supports the implementation of silvicultural techniques that make it possible to reconcile hunting potential with quality forest production: multiplying regeneration squares, clearing of seedlings in wells, dynamic thinning, etc. Other techniques are also being implemented: promoting species diversity, planting fruit trees, maintaining natural grasslands in the forest, managing artificial grasslands […]

  • Game reflectors de Rips

    Reflectors and other measures are placed around and along roads to lower the number of incidents with wildlife.

  • Game reflectors Heythuysen

    Hunters place game reflectors to decrease the amount of traffic incidents.

  • Game reflectors highway A2

    The national road authority placed game reflectors on a transect of highway (A2) to keep wild animals away from the road.

  • Game reflectors WBE De oude Graaf

    Hunters helped the municipality to place back (after they were stolen) game reflectors to lower the amount of traffic incidents for wildlife

  • Game reflectors Wisch

    Placing game reflectors along roads etc. to reduce the number of traffic incidents with wildlife.

  • Gamekeepers Body of Hunting Organizations in Greece and environmental law enforcement

    Hunting Organisations in Greece founded the Gameguard Body in 2000 with one basic aim: Enforce environmental law in order to protect wildlife species and their habitat, prevent biodiversity loss, and control wildlife crimes. Hunters are in charge of the implementation and organisation of the whole system of gamekeeping. Gamekeepers control all types of violations concerning […]

  • Gamekeepers Body of Hunting Organizations in Greece and their participation in scientific research

    The main aim of their participation in research programs such as the ARTEMIS I, ARTEMIS II, Phenology of bird migration and Wildlife Habitat Improvement, is the continuous and consistent monitoring of various game species’ and non-game species’ populations, in order to take advantage of this specialized personnel which is working all day (24/7) in the […]

  • Gestion conservatoire de l’étang de Marvy dans la Nièvre

    To preserve an outstanding wetland reserve and open it to the public : – arrange works to host birds, – improve scientific knowledge, – value natural heritage by educational activities.

  • Goshawk reintroduction to the UK

    Bringing goshawks from Finland and Sweden for release in the UK

  • Green Shoots in North Wales Dormouse Project

    Facilitate an increase in the Dormouse population of North Wales Follow up records of Dormouse presence provided by BASC members. Install nest boxes in promising woodland and check them at least twice a year. The project is managed by BASC and hunters volunteer.

  • Green Shoots in North Wales Red Squirrel Project

    Control the population of grey squirrels allowing the increase of red squirrels Education and training of red squirrel conservation and practical demonstrations on how to trap and dispatch grey squirrels. Calls for the lethal control of grey squirrels. The project was run by BASC and aimed at encouraging hunters to control the grey squirrel population

  • Green Shoots in North Wales Water Vole Project

    Increase water vole populations in North Wales Trap american mink. The project is run by BASC and hunters volunteer.

  • Green Shoots in Northern Ireland invasive brown hare research

    To understand the impacts of the invasive brown hare on the native Irish hare BASC called for the reporting of the location of any dead hares spotted the British Association for Shooting and Conservation organised the project and called for hunters to submit their recorded hares

  • Green Shoots in Northern Ireland red squirrel protection project

    to identify the location of red squirrel populations and encourage their growth. Calls for hunters to report the location of red or grey squirrels (live or dead). Calls for hunters to report the location of grey squirrel controls. the British Association of Shooting and Conservation organised the program and communicated with hunters to establish the […]

  • Green Shoots North Wales control of invasive plant species

    to survey the location of these invasive species and then work towards their removal from the North Wales countryside. BASC asked shoots to provide information on the presence/absence of the three species. BASC gave rudimentary advice on methods of eradicating the species. BASC is the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and they were calling […]

  • Green Shoots North Wales pine marten survey

    Survey for the presence of pine marten in North Wales BASC members submitted surveys detailing whether they had seen pine marten on their shoot. BASC conducted the survey and hunters submitted their responses

  • Green Shoots North Wales SSSI work

    The project seeks to increase populations of wading birds including curlews (Numenius spp.) and lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) by controlling populations of generalist predators including foxes (Vulpes vulpes) Data was gathered on predator control to assess to what extent predation was limiting the recruitment rate of these species. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) […]

  • Green Shoots North Wales woodland connectivity project

    To increase the woodland and hedgerow cover of north Wales BASC made funds available to individuals interested in expanding the cover of hedgerows and woodland on their land. The project is run by BASC.

  • Green Shoots South West water vole project

    Increase the number of local wildlife and habitat records. Increase the biodiversity on land managed by the shooting community. Target conservation efforts on watervoles. Establish close working links between the shooting community and other conservation stakeholders. Habitat management to improve the quality of the landscape as habitat for all wild animal species. Habitat enhancement to […]

  • Green Shoots wildlife survey of Dorset

    Survey local wildlife to build a more complete picture of the habitat distribution of Dorset and the occurrence of species of conservation concern. A survey was sent to all BASC members asking for details of where they were shooting and what species and habitats of conservation concern occurred there. This information is now being used […]

  • Grey partridge and European hare management plan

    The Fédération des Chasseurs de Seine-Maritime developed a system of management plans to maintain wild populations of grey partridges and brown hares sustainably and to ensure hunting will not jeopardize maintaining of grey partridge and brown hare populations. These management plans are integrated into the local hunting management plans. There is ongoing population monitoring to […]

  • Grey partridge counting schemeCheschire

    To survey areas of Cheshire using the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) grey partridge (Perdix perdix) counting scheme and to encourage BASC members to enhance the geographical range of the species throughout the county by 2010. In the 2007 survey, 19 members were identified as having grey partridge on their land or the land […]

  • Guide méthodologique

    ise-awareness of hunters about legislative and administrative basements for the management of Natura 2000 site and how hunters can be involve in the process. The Regional Hunting Federation from Languedoc-Roussillon decided to published two guides for the involvement of hunters in the implementation and management of Natura 2000 sites.

  • Habitat Fagiano Recupero di monte

    To enhance the habitat for game species and increase biodiversity Clearance of upland meadows of bushes, shrubs and woody plants hunters organised and conducted the project

  • Habitat Mixture Hunters’ Association

    o increase biodiversity in the Dutch landscape The Royal Dutch Hunters’ Association created a seed mixture for improving biodiversity that provides food for a wide range of game and non-game species The Royal Dutch Hunters’ Association created and distributed the seed mixture

  • Harvest collection data and analysis

    Migratory Birds Office contact Regions, Local Hunting Departments and Private Shooting Areas.

  • Health monitoring of European rabbit in the Manche

    The Hunters federation of Manche is implementing measures for the health monitoring of wild rabbit: – Collection and analysis of corpses – Elaboration of an alert protocol for hunting managers in the event of an outbreak

  • Hedge network for wildlife in the Loiret

    The Loiret Hunters’ Federation has been involved since 1991 in setting up tools and financial resources to preserve and replant hedges for wildlife and environmental purposes. To date, more than 250 hedge agreements have been signed between the federation and local hunting societies. The Federation was also directly involved in the ecological compensation program for […]

  • Hedge planting in Eure-et-Loir

    In order to minimize the area of monotonous large agricultural plots and to facilitate the return of biodiversity to the cultivated plain, the Hunters Federation of Eure-et-Loir is investing technically and financially in the creation of low stem hedges for hunting.

  • Hedge planting in the Manche as part of the Agrifaune programme

    In Avranches in the department of Manche, 4th grade schoolchildren and students of BTS “forest management” were able to carry out a hedge planting project, thanks to a donation from the departmental federation of hunters of Manche. As a reminder, the Agrifaune project is a partnership between farmers and hunters in order to promote wildlife […]

  • Hedge planting in the North of France

    This planting is being carried out as part of a partnership between the Rieux hunting society, farmers, the Fédération des Chasseurs du Nord and the Association française des arbres et des heaies champêtres (AFAHC) as funder of the project.

  • Hedge planting in the Somme

    Since 2010, the Fédération des chasseurs de la Somme, with the financial support of the Fédération des chasseurs de Picardie, has been offering “hedge kits” composed of 15 shrubs of 5 different varieties. This operation has so far resulted in the planting of 64 km of country hedges in the Somme. These developments are essential […]

  • Hedgerows in the Côtes-d’Armor region

    A study programme was launched in 2016 by the Lannion Urban Community, the Hunters Federation of Côtes-d’Armor, and the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA). Its objective has been to make an inventory of biodiversity related to hedgerows in order to establish a reference system. The study concerns three Breton basins, including both hedges in […]

  • Holstein Habitat Corridor Project

    The Holsteiner Lebensraum Project aims to restore the ecological connectivity of the Kreis Segeberg Region (North Germany). Species and habitats became fragmented mainly due to the building of two highways. One of the main objectives was to develop the Holsteiner Lebensraum Korridore in conjunction with a range of partners, including the Kreis Segeberg eV hunters. Several actions […]

  • Hovorany wetlands

    The goal was to create a system of pools including biotechnical features and vegetation changes consisting of planting geographically native species and establishing permanent grasslands.

  • Hunters and wetlands: Action!FDC Ariège

    Management of the wetland by planting trees and aquatic vegetation, by creating new water channels, islets and ponds. The aim is to dedicate this site to birds watching and to raise awareness about the interest and the richness of this habitat. They also favored the reed beds by decreasing the deepness of some ponds. They […]

  • Hunters and wetlands: Action!FDC Aveyron

    The aim is the sensitization to the importance of wetlands, sustainable use and biodiversity conservation. Preservation and conservation of the area with the involvement of local actors and with a special management for tourists and educational network.

  • Hunters and wetlands: Action!FDC Calvados

    In 1983, the hunting federation bought this area in order to create a place where they compromise hunting and conservation. The reserve hosts 6000 wintering birds and 1500 visitors. There is an annual grazing and mowing conducted with farmers collaboration. Furthermore, from the first November to the 15th of March, the different associations permanently watch […]

  • Hunters and wetlands: Action!FDC Charente-Maritime

    Hydraulic management for the improvement of wetlands in order to increase the land availibility for birds. La cabane des Moins is used to host visitors and students in order to raise awareness about wetland species and habitat. They also manage the network in order to control the water level in different areas and favor different […]

  • Hunters and wetlands: Action!FDC Doubs

  • Hunters and wetlands: Action!FDC Gironde

    The Pachan area is an estuarine marsh which suffered from the land reclamation. When purchasing the area, the hunting federation has decided to restore the wetland by creating three ponds (15 hectares) in the south-part. Good hydraulic management practices have led to a permanent wetland. One farmer is also leading cattle extensive grazing and other […]

  • Hunters and wetlands: Action!FDC Hérault

    Maintenance and management of the wetland. Reedbeds are pastured by horses in late winter. In times of drought, they attempt to open the reeds by mechanical grinding. Monitoring of the wintering population. Monitoring of the breeding chronology of the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and the coot (Fulica atra) was conducted with a collaboration between hunters and […]

  • Hunters and wetlands: Action!FDC Oise

    The aim of the study is to have an overview of the pond huts inventoried and to have the description of all the pond huts in the area. Based on that two elements, the final goal is to specify the best management for habitat and species preservation. On the field and, when possible, in collaboration […]

  • Hunters are combating soil erosion and water runoff in order to support biodiversity

    In order to fight against soil erosion and water runoff, runoff, the Fédération des chasseurs de Seine Maritime is developing actions to maintain agricultural land and improve biological diversity.

  • Hunters are managing 245 ha to raise awareness about sustainable management practices

    Ti Blaise is an area of 245 ha of moors, peat bogs and meadows, owned by the Wildlife Habitat Protection Foundation and managed for more than 20 years by the Hunters Federation of Finistère. In order to raise awareness of the issues of sustainable wildlife and habitat management, the Federation is planning to establish the […]

  • Hunters create and manage wildlife habitats and wildlife reserve

    Under the impetus of the Fédération des chasseurs de la Somme, a hunting and wildlife reserve was established. To ensure the tranquility of the site, the Federation is improving its monitoring, by having a special guard sworn in with a volunteer agreement. To ensure the monitoring of the site, a new agreement is signed, this […]

  • Hunters, farmers and children for biodiversity of Seine et Marne

    The Hunters Federation Seine et Marne, as part of the Sainte Catherine operation ( “à la Ste Catherine, tout bois prend roine”), coordinates hedge planting operations on the plain. In one month, the Federation travelled to 61 municipalities in the department. In particular,  fields on the Roize farm were selected to carry out a day […]

  • Hunting and Scientific National Observatory Citizen

    In 2010 a website (http://observatoirenationalmigrateurs.com) was created in the aim of involving hunters in participating in forwarding the sightings of some migratory birds each year during post-nuptial migration, wintering and pre-nuptial migration in France (September to April)

  • Hunting association Albrechtice 

    In 2016, they farmed on 17.15 hectares in Albrechtice. The farmland is suitable for bird and mammal species. Its not classic agricultural land, but crops with more then one plant species. They have restored and maintained a total of 1.5 hectares of water in 5 localities. They also have created a biocentre with a wetland […]

  • Hunting Association HUBERT Malá Hraštice, Nová Ves pod Pleší

    Because of Hunting Association Albrechtice activities related to the discharge of a particularly endangered species of Perdix perdix into field, in 2006 they began to address owners of land with the possibility of renting their land for establishing fields suitable for this species, other bird and mammal species. Gradually, our Hunting Association leased about 12 […]

  • Hunting bag sizes limitation for Snipes, Geese and Ducks in the Doubs

    To establish a regulation over bag size for snipes, geese and duck by creating a Maximal allowed bag size.

  • Hunting of small carnivores in order to protect bird species

    To protect the breeding of water birds, grouses and other protected bird species, and to improve surviving of other indigenous species. Subtargets: 1) to increase the value of natural furs (comparing to farming furs) for economical purposes. Name of the project: Alien carnivore species project (2010-2012). 2) Prevent the spreading of fox mange/scab. By hunting […]

  • Identification and quantification of the effects of agricultural pesticides on red-legged partridge in Spain

    Identification and quantification of the effects of agricultural pesticides on red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) in Spain. Experimental design with 42 couples eating different treatments. The project aims to analyse the effect of seeds treated with different pesticides products, so it is applicable in all types of agricultural areas with or without protection. All the projects […]

  • Impact of human disturbance on coastal birds: population consequences derived from behavioural responses

    BASC and hunters worked with Bournemouth University to study the impacts of disturbance on overwintering waterfowl in Poole Harbour.

  • Impact study of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) mowing on the hare population in Ille-et-Vilaine

    Study and quantification of the impact on hare demographics of intensive alfalfa mowing.

  • Improvement of knowledge on colombids in the Côtes d’Armor

    Every spring, technicians from the Hunters Federation of Côtes d’Armor monitor the reproduction of wood pigeons, columbine pigeons and turtledoves by banding them, and mapping and making a census of nests. The Federation is also in charge of 6 of the 16 ACT circuits in the department. This ONCFS protocol specifies the demographic trends of […]

  • Improving knowledge of woodcock in the Côtes d’Armor

    The Hunters Federation of Côtes d’Armor studies the wintering numbers of woodcock by carrying out ringing operations around the edges of the department’s forest massifs. Every winter, the Federation organizes 3 days of counting on the massifs of the region and the coastal area and lake shores: the Beffou forest, the Avaugour-Bois-Meur massif and Lann […]

  • Inch Partridge Project

      Inch Partridge project aims to create a sustainable environment in East Donegal where Grey Partridge and other threatened farmland birds can flourish in the wild. Hunters on Inch Island (Inch Gun Club); host the project, undertake the practical works including breeding and release of captive bred birds, monitoring and tracking of birds in the […]

  • Installation of anti-predatory nesting boxes in Moselle

    The objective of the Moselle Hunters’ Federation is to ensure the protection of nesting ducks. The monitoring  is carried out by to see the effectiveness of this measure.

  • Interculture

    Agrifaune has set up a National Technical Group to improve soil structure, provide organic matter and preserve water quality. Since 2009, the GTNA has been contributing to the development of intercrop covers that offer agronomic, environmental and wildlife benefits.

  • Interreg Cerf IV-A

    The Red Deer almost disappeared from the Swiss Jura massif at the beginning of the 20th century. This research project (following a previous one called: Projet INTERREG IIIa) is a French-Swiss collaboration that aims to follow the recolonization of the Red Deer in the area. The study focuses on: To increase the knowledge of the […]

  • Inventory of IAS in the Oise department

    The inventory is carried out by the Fédération des chasseurs de l’Oise to determine the Invasive alien species and other species present in the department. With a focus on the Canada goose (Branta canadensis), Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca), Ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), Mute swan (Cygnus olor), etc. The data collected make it possible to determine […]

  • Inventory of the invasive alien rodent species in the Oise department

    The inventory was carried out by the Fédération des chasseurs de l’Oise to find out the location of the populations of coypu (Myocastor coypus), also known as the nutria and muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) and to make an inventory of the damage caused. A survey sheet and a technical sheet for the recognition of the two […]

  • Involvement of Ardennes hunters in the national study on leptospirosis

    Launched in 2013 by the ”Entente de Lutte Interdépartementale contre les Zoonoses (ELIZ”) and ”VétoAgroSup Lyon”, this national study on Leptospirosis aims to define mammals carrying different strains of the disease. The study is conducted on 30 departments and 28 mammals based on the analysis of kidneys collected during hunting by the Hunters’ Federations.

  • J’aime la Loire propre

    The Loire is the last wild river in France. On the first Saturday of March each year 12 FDC’s from the whole length of the Loire collect rubbish from the banks of the river. Extensive cleaning of the 1000 km of the river from source to estuary before they arrive to the sea or they […]


  • Kilcrest Grouse Project

    Conserve the local red grouse population In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity […]

  • Knockmealdown Red Grouse conservation project

    Conserve the local red grouse population Year-round predator control with a rotational heather burning regime. Annual grouse counts using pointers and setters The project is managed by Ardfinnan, Ballybacon, Grange and Newcastle Gun Club (ABNG).

  • La nature en MARCHES

    To put the massifs of Belledone, Chartreuse and Bauges in connection, to maintain the urbanisation and to reconstitute a corridor. By bying some field, recreating a hedge network and organising animations on the site. Hunters a re fully involved.

  • Lapwing Management Plan in Italy

    Increase the population of lapwings. Incentives introduced to encourage farmers to retain/restore pastoral pockets in arable areas, retain/restore damp/wet areas. Extensive data on bag sizes was collected. Temporary hunting restrictions placed where evidence exists of excessive hunting. Awareness-raising campaign of the decline of lapwings. National program to monitor breeding populations introduced. Study of lapwing fledgeling […]

  • Large Carnivore (lynx and wolf) Population Changes Due to Hunting

    Hunters provide the information about hunted individuals

  • Large carnivore conservation in the Czech Republic

    To protect and develop natural and socio-political conditions necessary for the maintenance and the return of large predators to the areas of their original existence in the Czech Republic Organisation of a widespread awareness campaign including discussion forums in villages, school education programs and information material distribution; Orgnaisation of anti-poaching wolf patrols and the payment […]

  • Large carnivore monitoring

    Field/rural area’s wildlife triangle monitoring for the estimation of game species population. Goal: The improvement of the knowledge of game species populations, their development and trends. Triangle of 6 km line in rural habitat (houses, fields, forest). All snow tracks of game mammals and grouses that cross the line are counted . Survey takes place […]

  • Latvian wolf survey

    To collect data on the size and distribution of the Latvian wolf population upon shooting of a wolf data data on the harvested individual must be collected via a questionnaire hunters collected the data

  • Lernort Natur

    Sensitization of nature Since 1991 specially trained, voluntary hunters from DJV/LJVs have implemented the learning center initiative LERNORT NATUR and show versatile ways to experience nature up close. In the foreground is experience-based learning: children and young people in the area explore nature under guidance of hunters. Especially school classes participate. More Information http://www.lernort-natur.de/ueber/ The […]

  • Lernort Natur – Environmental education [Germany]

    To counter the progressive alienation of humans from nature Education of young people on environment-related topics (e.g. forestry, sustainable development and biology). Giving the opportunity to experience nature in the field by following tracks, watching live animals etc. Emphasis is placed on the principle of sustainable use. The scheme is run by Deutscher Jagdverband

  • Life+ Return of Rural Wetlands

    At least 30 open water wetlands distributed to regional level. Total surface area of the sites is greater than 200 hectares Significant increase of waterfowl breeding pairs and broods in the demonstrative sites compared to the situation before the operation. Increased motivation, skills and co-operation of local people and regional authorities for the wetland conservation, […]

  • LIFE06 NAT/E/000209Reintroducción Lince Andalucia – Conservation and reintroduction of the Iberian lynx in Andalucia

    The project aimed to stabilize the Iberian lynx populations in Spain and to develop a comprehensive strategy for the conservation of the species. The ultimate goal of the project is to reduce the risk of extinction by: – increasing population size of the Iberian lynx and the wild rabbit: increase the carrying capacity of the […]

  • LIFE09 NAT/SE/000344 MIRDINEC – Management of the invasive Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) in the north-European countries

    Management of the invasive Raccoon Dog in the North-European countries An early warning system will be established to track immigration of raccoon dogs and innovative culling/management methods will be applied to control the species. Project findings are also expected to be transferable to many other invasive species. In alignment with the Rio Convention on Biological […]

  • LIFE11 NAT/PL/000428Active protection of lowland populations of Capercaillie

    As the populations of Capercaillie decline in the two areas suppressing genetic variation, a detailed analysis of causes for the decline has been performed. The measures planned aim at either elimination or alleviation of the identified threats. The objective of the project is to restore vestigial lowland populations, and to reach the target level of […]

  • Limiting the risk of collisions between wildlife and motorists

    The Hunters Federation of Loire (FDC42) has developed a process for the automatic capture and release of large and medium-sized wildlife in motorway rights-of-way or high-speed lines. System recognized and adopted on part of the ASF motorway network and currently being deployed on the central and northern high-speed lines of France. The implementation of the […]

  • Lintulahdet LifeManagement of Wetlands along the Gulf of Finland Migratory Flyway 2003-2007

    The overall objective is the management of Wetlands along the Guld of Finland. Restoration of 12 valuable bird wetland areas especially for migratory birds. During the project, flood meadows and open water areas invaded by plants were cleared and they controlled the population of small predators. Recreational use of the areas was developed by building […]

  • Main WES initiative is to accredit Scottish game and wildlife management in line with legislation and codes of practice.The specify component within this which is presented as a case study survey is the pilot project to assess the introduction of mapping tools to help improve recording and monitoring of species and habitats.

    Pilot mapping project: To improve species and habitats information and accuracy of recording as part of the wider accreditation programme. Establish working group Set up pilot study (to be completed) Establish simple, consistent recording protocols Monitor and evaluate Hunters: Individual farms and estates predominantly but not exclusively involved in game management

  • Maltese Islands Educational Natural Environment Conservation Material Distributed in Schools

    The material, a poster from a series, provides important information that raises awareness about the natural environment elements, such as biodiversity and the conservation of these natural resources

  • Malý Adept Myslivosti

    In September 2018, Jiří Kasina and Stanislav Ošťádal started a long-term project on after-school activities with a primary focus on game-keeping, hunting, nature conservation, hunting dog training etc. The name of the project is “Malý Adept Myslivosti” (Small Adept of Hunting). Over 2,934 children from all over the Czech Republic are involved in the project. […]

  • Mammal atlas in the Central-Val de Loire Region

    The Hunters Federation of Centre-Val de Loire has produced an atlas of 21 small mammals, together with the collaboration of the departmental federations and various partners, including Approved Trappers’ Associations, National Office for Hunting and Wildlife (ONCFS), National Forestry Office (ONF), private gamekeepers, Grand Wolfcatchers, fishing federations, and hunters. This atlas is renewed every 10 […]

  • Management and restoration of the Grand-Laviers settling basins in the Somme

    The settling basins of the municipality of Grand-Laviers show variable characteristics favourable to aquatic avifauna. However, the closure of the Abbeville sugar factory resulted in the arrival of water loaded with organic matter and sedimentation took place. That was the moment when hunters started to be active.

  • Management for the conservation of the Special Protection Area (ZPS) of Bassée and adjacent lowlands (Natura 2000) in Seine-et-Marne

    Fauna and flora follow-up (38 community interest bird species); Setting up climatic agri-environmental measures with land owners and farmers to maintain favorable practices for biodiversity

  • Management of common pheasant on 176,000 ha in Eure-et-Loir

    Out of 32 management units representing more than 176,000 hectares, common pheasant is managed in its natural state. Up to now, the Hunters Federation of Eure-et-Loir has developed restocking measures based on pheasants from natural strains. During a restocking period (on average 3 years), and until the population density is sufficient (counts and sampling), hunting […]

  • Management of Grand’Mare in the Eure

    The Grand’Mare marsh has been a hunting and wildlife reserve since 1956 and is owned by the Office National de la Chasse et la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS). The Fédération des chasseurs de l’Eure is responsible for the management of the Grand’Mare marsh. Deforestation and grazing activities made it possible to create ponds. Cleaning work is […]

  • Management of Mizeb Hunting Reserve & Management of l-Ahrax, Mellieha Hunting Reserve

    Every person active in those two projects are hunters and trappers members of the FKNK. Their functions: – Identify strategies and actions to manage the areas under the administration of the FKNK, also through self-regulation supported by the relative authorities – Unkeep biodiversity and habitats besides the recreational use of the Reserves for the hunters, […]

  • Management of the maritime hunting reserve of Le Havre de Geffosses in the Manche

    This 185-hectare hunting reserve is managed by the Fédération des chasseurs de la Manche in partnership with the Communauté de communes du canton de Lessay and the Association de chasse maritime de la côte ouest du Cotentin. A 2 ha lake has been developed and attracts many species of waterbirds. As part of the ornithological […]

  • Management of the Natura 2000 site of Mollière in the Pas-de-Calais

    In partnership with the Fédération des Chasseurs du Pas-de-Calais, the “association des chasseurs de la Mollière” is managing a Natura 2000 classified wetland and working to maintain it. This wetland covers 62 hectares. It is designated a Natura 2000 site under the European Habitats Directive and aims to maintain or restore the good conservation status […]

  • Management of Water Bird Shootingby Voluntary Agreements in Denmark

    To highlight the importance of Danish hunters in the establishment of hunting-free areas The writing of a scientific paper on this topic Hunters demanded and established hunting-free areas

  • Management plan for the European hare (Lepus europaeus) in Eure-et-Loir

    Since 2013, the hare has been the subject of a departmental management plan. The species is monitored annually by the Hunters Federation of Eure-et-Loir using the “Kilometric Abundance Index” method throughout the department.  290 municipalities representing 318,600 hectares are subject to the first level of the management plan.  This first level should make it possible […]

  • Mange in Foxes

    To communicate the risk of mange in wild foxes to the public The Royal Dutch Hunting Association published information on mange on their website and asked the public to contact the Dutch Wildlife Health Centre if they found any animals they suspected of having mange. The Royal Dutch Hunting Association posted information on their website.

  • Markvildtprojektet (Small Game management project)

    The main purpose of this project is to create guilds within a defined area of a minimum og 1.000-1.500 hectares, where farmers, ornithologists, hunters, beekeepers etc. work together to manage their land in the optimal way for wildlife, with the primary focus of partridge and hares. Each landowner can participate the amount he or she […]

  • Meadow bird management plan Dasselaar

    The region established a management plan, written by the Wageningen University, to manage meadow birds. Part of it is predation control, by hunters.

  • Measures in favour of wild rabbit in the Côtes d’Armor

    The Hunters Federation of Côtes d’Armor is working on habitat restoration for wild rabbit populations using appropriate management tools, such as population estimation, in particular by monitoring reintroductions into the department and sample analyses. The Federation also offers hunting territories contracts. On the one hand, a “rabbit park” contract defining specifications for serious and sustainable […]

  • Merlin Breeding Success on Moorland Managed for Red Grouse

    The objectives are taking British Trust for Ornithology Bird Atlas data for breeding records of Merlin and overlaying them on land managed specifically for the wild game bird, the red grouse. To plot the trends of breeding records over time and successive national surveys. The hunters are involved directly as it is the land managed […]

  • Minervois (Languedoc Roussillon) Natura 2000 sites animation

    1- Information, awareness and communication 2- Research of N2k contracts beneficiaries 3- Following and setting up of agricultural measures 4- Technical, administrative and financial following for Docob (Documents d’objectifs) animation 5- Support of projects that are possibly concerned bay impact assessment 6- Naturalist studies: Orchids prospections on dry grass, dragonflies inventory, crayfish prospections…

  • Minervois Natura 2000 sites animation (ZPS FR9112003 Minervois – SIC 9101444 Causses du Minervois)

    Natura 2000 site animation: – Animation of the Natura 2000 objectives document and its prestations, – DOCOB contracts, charters and operationnal setting up – Information, communication and awareness actions Hunters are fully involved

  • Mixed plant collections supporting local biodiversity

    The Fédération des chasseurs de l’Oise (with the financial support of the Fédération de chasse régionale) offers interested people the opportunity to benefit from “Mixed plant collections” containing 15 plants for an attractive price. This action is part of the small game policy conducted by the Federation with the objective of creating fixed elements favourable […]

  • Mohill Gun Club Red Grouse project

    Conserve the local red grouse population In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity […]

  • Monitor and survey suitable ponds for lesser silver water beetle (Hydrochara caraboides) on BASC members land

    To complete our action under the target set for BASC in the Cheshire LBAP which is to Monitor and survey suitable ponds for lesser silver water beetle (Hydrochara caraboides) on BASC members land. A series of surveys (with the help of a local aquatic invertebrate expert from Cheshire Wildlife Trust) has been carried out on […]

  • Monitoring and control of rabies in Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) population in Greece

    Since the appearance of rabies in red fox populations near the Greek – Skopje borders the October of 2011, the first incident on a red fox in northern Greece took place at 19th of October 2012 , a total of 26 new incidents were verified in Greece and rabies has been expanding towards the south […]

  • Monitoring of Anatidae wintering on Mirenbach

    The Moselle Hunters’ Federation carries out the following actions for the monitoring of Anatidae on Lake Mirenbach: – setting up an observatory (counting of birds, education purposes) – an educational trail around the water body is planned.

  • Monitoring of Hunted Bean Geese (Anser fabalis)

    Data collection about hunted birds concerning specific species.

  • Monitoring of large carnivores

    to understand the current status and trends of large carnivore populations Slovenian hunters routinely report all detected mortality of large carnivores, either from legal culls or other causes, which is then verified, measured and sampled by Slovenia Forest Service (SFS) personnel. Professional hunters in SFS hunting reserves, which cover a large proportion of the prime […]

  • Monitoring of lynx population

    Monitoring of lynx population in separate countings in addition to normal monitoring to improve the population estimates in especially areas with very dense lynx populations. Target also to improve current monitoring methods.

  • Monitoring of postnuptial migration of migratory birds (mainly passerines) in alpine passes

    Visual monitoring of migratory birds in mountain passes during autumn period. Three fixed stations have been individuated and monitored 4 hours for twice a week for 5 weeks starting from the first days of October). All the activities are conducted by hunters (organization of the dates, monitoring made by enabled hunters, data collection and first […]

  • Monitoring of quail populations in the Ardennes

    The Hunters Federations of Ardennes is carrying out a monitoring study of the Quail by setting up banding stations at ten sites. Several biological information is collected at the time of banding: weight, body condition (lipid band), tarsal measurement, observation of remiges, feather sampling for DNA analysis.

  • Monitoring of the common pheasant by using GPS tracking

    The Oise hunters’ federation was asked by the Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS) to participate in a scientific study on common pheasant. Birds have been captured and equipped with a transmitter to study their survival, causes of mortality, dispersion, environments used, home range and reproduction.

  • Monitoring of the fauna and flora in the Chateauneuf d’Ille-et-Vilaine Marsh

    As part of the Nature Contract on the Saint-Coulban Black Marsh developed together with the Brittany Region, the Fédération des Chasseurs d’Ille et Vilaine has set up a database reporting on observations made by naturalist experts and the Federation’s technical department. Fauna and flora inventories are recorded in digital format and accompanied by GPS coordinates. […]

  • Monitoring of the the common quail (Coturnix coturnix) reproduction

    As part of an international study, in which the National Hunters Federation (FNC) and the National Hunting and Wildlife Office (ONCFS) are partners, 10 sites are visited once a week by technicians from the Hunters Federation of Marne to band quail and make various biometric measurements.

  • Monitoring of the wolf in the territory of Hunting Territorial Zone Genoa 2 East

    The first phase of the project concern about the monitoring of wolf (number and position of packs) by camera trapping. Hunters install, activate and move the camera traps according to a monitoring plan based on square-shaped cells (4 x 4 km). All the territory is covered by cells; hunters move the camera traps from one […]

  • Monitoring of water birds

    Monitoring of water birds. Ongoing research where there is a monitoring of the populations variations during years, the long-term trends and the breeding success. The population estimation are based on pair counting during May while the estimation for breeding success are based on broods’ countings in June-July. Results are used for possible management actions on […]

  • Monitoring of wildlife crossings on the A19 motorway in the Loiret

    Between 2009 and 2014, an agreement was put in place between the Hunters Federation of Loiret and the concession company ARCOUR to monitor the use and effectiveness of wildlife crossings over the motorway (track record and photographic monitoring).

  • Monitoring of woodcock populations by GPS beacons in the Sarthe

    As part of a collaboration between ONCFS and the National Woodcock Club (CNB), 12 woodcocks were equipped with Argos beacons by the Hunters Federation of Sarthe. The objective is to study the migratory movements of the species and to contribute to the knowledge and monitoring of the species on a national and international level.

  • Moose monitoring

    Moose (Alces alces) counting/monitoring for population estimation. Goal: get knowledge of moose population and trends in all areas. The monitoring report (in future: only electronic system) is given to every hunting group. They report all observations and estimation of population present in area. Information from those reports is combined with other moose research, e.g. flight […]

  • Mountbellew-Moylough Red Grouse project

    Conserve the local red grouse population In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity […]

  • Moyglass Grouse Group

    Conserve the local red grouse population In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity […]


    To return native wild Grey Partridge to all regions throughout the country where they once were plentiful. Captive breeding programs. The project was run and financed by the National Association of Regional Game Councils

  • National “Agrifauna” program

    Since 2006, the partnership Agriculture – Hunting – Wildlife, commonly known as Agrifauna, has brought together different stakeholders National Federation of Agricultural Operators’ Unions (FNSEA), Permanent Assembly of Chambers of Agriculture (APCA), National Hunting and Wildlife Office (ONCFS) and National Hunters Federation (FNC)). The Agrifauna program is based on the desire to identify, evaluate and […]

  • National Agrifauna Technical Group “Viticulture”

    The “Viticulture” National Agrifauna Technical Group is led by The Hunters Federation of Languedoc-Roussillon and the Chambers of Agriculture of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées. The objective is to develop agricultural practices in vineyard environments that promote biodiversity. The ultimate objective is to be able to popularize these examples by providing advice at the scale of a […]

  • National Danish Bag data collection scheme

    To collect accurate bag data in Denmark The national scheme collecting hunt statistics in Denmark is run by the Danish Governments National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), using information held in the national hunting register. Although the Danish Hunters’ Association has no formal involvement it helps by motivating hunters to keep accurate personal records. The national […]

  • National Gamebag Census

    To collect data on the numbers of game species hunted each year in the country 750 estates (3% national total) are surveyed every year, collecting data on bag totals per species. Data are submitted via an annual bag survey form sent out at the end of the shooting season; reminders are issued for non-returned forms. […]

  • National Observation Network “Bécasse”

    The national network “Bécasse-ONCFS/FNC/FDC” is interested in monitoring Woodcock populations in France. Monitoring concerns both the breeding population and the wintering population. The monitoring of the wintering population is supplemented by data collected by the Club national des bécassiers (CNB) and Bécassiers de France (BDF) from their member hunters. The network includes about 380 banders, […]

  • National Observation Network “Bécassines”

    The national network ONCFS/FNC/FDC/FDC/CICB “Bécassines”, created in 2006, follows the populations of common snipe which stay in France. Each year, about 2,000 snipes are banded by 130 professionals from the National Hunting and Wildlife Office (ONCFS) and the Departmental Hunters’ Federations (FDC) and a few volunteers. The data collected make it possible to estimate survival […]

  • National Observation Network “Birds of passage”

    Since 1996, this joint network between the National Hunting and Wildlife Office (ONCFS), the National and Departmental Hunters’ Federations (FNC, FDC) has been monitoring the breeding populations of 17 bird species on an annual national basis using the listening point method. Since 2000, using the “flash” counting method in January, the national wintering populations of […]

  • National Observation Network “Lièvre”

    The ONCFS/FNC/FDC “Lièvre” network is a network for monitoring the populations of European Hares in France. The Lièvre network relies on the professionals of the National Hunting and Wildlife Office (ONCFS) and the Departmental Hunters’ Federations. The objectives are to: – centralize local monitoring data on the populations of Lièvre to have a more global […]

  • National Observation Network “Oiseaux d’eau – Zones humides”

    This joint network between the National Hunting and Wildlife Office (ONCFS), the National Hunters’ Federation (FNC) and the Departmental Hunters’ Federations (FDC) is focused on goose, duck and swan species. A national census of numbers was conducted from 1987 to 2015 during the winter season (about 100 “wetlands”, 3 counts per winter) to determine trends […]

  • National Observation Network “Perdrix-Faisan

    The ONCFS/FNC/FDC/FDC “Partridge-Faisan” network is result of the gradual extension of the national grey partridge network to red-legged partridge (1988) and then to common pheasant (2000). Its main objective is to provide managers of these species with an optimal technical environment by: – the development of reliable monitoring tools, – the centralization and in-depth analysis […]

  • National Observation Network “Wild Ungulates”

    The network “Ongulés sauvages – Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS) – Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs (FNC) – Fédérations départementales des chasseurs (FDC)” has as its mission to conduct monitoring of large game species in France, of protected (ibex) and exotic (such as the sika stag, for example) ungulates at […]

  • National programme for sustainable development of game species populations

    For the period of operation of the National Programme the Bulgarian nature has been enriched with 1,644,075 farm produced birds of the species – Phasianus colchicus, Perdix perdix, Alectoris chukar, Anas platyrhynchos and 312 individuals of the species – Cervus elaphus, Dama dama, Ovis musimon, Sus scrofa. Also, under the Programme, the construction of 228 […]

  • National Shooting Survey

    to collect data on the number of shot birds in a year A nationwide survey of 5,000 (5%) randomly selected BASC members are sent an annual questionnaire requesting information on the species and number of birds shot. About 30% of those sent questionnaires respond, and a further 20% respond after a follow-up letter requesting the […]

  • NATURA 2000 integrate into a local hunting management plan

    The major challenges facing the site involved reopening and maintaining habitats of natural wetlands and the semi-open garrigue. The conservation and management of natural habitats and species of Community interest (Bonelli’s Eagle in particular) are beneficial for red partridges, the symbolic species of hunting in Provence. The administration, hunting organisations and local partners were involved […]

  • NATURA 2000 management plan and scientific follow up

    The Departmental Federation of Hunters (FDC) of Haute Vienne has participated actively with local hunting groups and farmers in the management of this NATURA 2000 site. On this site, the acquisition (in 1999 via the Foundation for the Protection of Habitats of Wild Fauna) and the creation of a preserve area with two lakes (Murat […]

  • Nature education in Moselle schools

    The Hunters’ Federation of Moselle met the schoolchildren of the Valmont school. The objective is to raise awareness of wildlife among students. Students were able to approach and touch animals in the region’s woods, plains, streams and marshes. They then listened to the explanations provided by the federation’s technician.

  • Nature site for the cleaning of the Loir in the department of Sarthe

    The departmental association of waterfowl hunters of the Sarthe region organised an operation “Let’s keep the Loir clean”. The operation involved the 72 km of the Loir and involved 40 volunteers.

  • Nenkovice thalweg – grassing and greening

    A grass strip 25 m wide was planted together with native species of trees on nearby arable land, which supports the grassland strip so that it is not ploughed up. Another part of this element is a grassy field road with an avenue of trees First phase: Preparation of the area for further adjustments Clearing […]

  • Nest protection Zevenaar

    Hunters go out in the field to protect the nests against e.g. farming (mowing).

  • Nesting basket Delfland

    Hunters create nesting spots by installing nesting basket (an ancient skill) in periods where habitats do not offer enough cover from e.g. predators. This substantially increases nesting success.

  • Norwegian monitoring of lynx

    To accurately monitor the population size and trend of the Norwegian Lynx population over time Observations of lynx tracks are submitted to ROVDATA; this data is combined with data on movement rates and home range sizes collected from lynx that have been equipped with GPS collars all across Norway allowing the estimation of the number […]

  • Notice the game species

    Hunters visited schools and kindergartens to introduce game species and explaning which species are protected, which are huntable and the reasons.

  • Nutria populations control in cities with bow and arrow

    Nutria is on the Invasive Alien Species list of EU concerns since July 2016. In the spring of 2017 alone, about 70 Nutria were counted by the city administration in a distance of about 500 meters. The stream has doubled in width due to the erosion caused by Nutria in the last 10 years. The […]

  • Oasi di Montelenoni

    Protected natural oasis, as Monteleoni, have the task to preserve flora as well as to promote wildlife protection, conserving their environment. Monteleoni oasis shows a natural environment with beautiful landscape, wildlife and hundreds of years old plants. Specific guided visits are organized to increase the interest of young people in environment preservation. Thus, another important […]

  • Observation of migratory birds in Calvados

    The St. Samson reserve, acquired by the Fédération des Chasseurs du Calvados in 1983, allows many waterbirds to stop over during their migration or to remain in winter. It is a good place to observe the abundant waterbirds from December to March-April. The Federation offers free nature activities lasting 2h30 on the discovery of this […]

  • Operation “Hauts de France propre”

    Launched in 2012 in the Somme, renewed in 2013 and then in 2016, the Som’propre operation will be carried out from 2017 onwards throughout the Hauts-de-France region. Over the course of a weekend, in partnership with the fishing federations and several thousand eco-citizen volunteers, the region’s hunting federations aim to clean up roadsides and nature […]

  • Operation “Som’Fleurs”: re-flowering in favour of biodiversity, insects and a landscape aspect (Somme)

    The Somme Hunters’ Federation and the Somme Fishing Federation, in coordination with their usual partners (Crédit Agricole, RTE and the General Council), are launching a flowering operation in the department. This flowering operation will have many advantages. Flower mixtures are precious in order to revitalize biodiversity (flora and small fauna: e.g. butterflies, pollinators) and will […]

  • Operation “LOIRE CLEAN” in the Loiret

    After years of reflection, the adventure began in 2010 at the initiative of ACOML and the GIC Loire supported by the Fédération des chasseurs du Loiret. It was necessary to find a name for the operation, in order to drop it off, find meeting points and volunteers to organize them and, to find partners and […]

  • Osprey Project

    Since 2016, BASC has been actively looking after ospreys through the BASC Osprey Project. From April until August, a recommended 600m – wide disturbance-free zones are created around their nests, which means no shooting, of any kind, can take place nearby. It’s the first initiative of this kind and magnitude taken on by BASC. The […]

  • Padule di Fucecchio Il Padule che vorremmo

    The aim is the restoration and maintenance of the wetland. Without appropriate actions there is a concrete risk of a wetland vanish because of natural replenishment process. Establishment of wildlife refuge (Il Tonini zone). Cutting of the marsh grasses to create open flood spaces. Reinstating of old natural irrigation channels. Planting of hedges composed of […]

  • Paradise for the partridge (paradijs voor de Patrijs)

    Habitat management and creation for the Partridge, in the form of new landscape elements and biodiversity lanes on farm land.

  • Participation in the “Corridors” research program of Champagne Ardenne

    The University of Reims has requested the collaboration of the Hunters Federation of Ardennes to carry out the “Corridors” research programme, which aims to identify the natural connections that link the territories of Champagne-Ardenne and allow the genetic mixing of animal populations. The species chosen is the deer because of its ease of movement, the […]

  • Participation in the Natura 2000 network of the Marne

    ONCFS and the LPO has been involved in the consultation with the owners of ponds of the Natura 2000 sites. Field visits aimed to make recommendations to the managers of these areas, while informing them of the financial measures (Natura 2000 contract) that can be used as part of the work carried out to preserve […]

  • participation of Lithuanian hunters in large carnivore survey

    To examine data on large carnivore distribution/population size collected by hunters and researchers, in doing so to compare the accuracy of data on animal sightings and that on tracks. This could then be used to draw up species management plans collection of hunters’ data on lynx, wolf, bear and jackal sightings

  • Partnership between hunters and NFBs for the future of forests in Ile-de-France

    The interdepartmental federation of hunters of Île-de-France has signed a forest management agreement with the Office National des Forêts (ONF). The idea is to compare data on animal populations in each forest in order to establish much more precise hunting plans. The other parts of this partnership are based on the educational actions that will […]


    PARTRIDGE is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 – 2020 which will look at how new management solutions can improve biodiversity and ecosystem services by up to 30%. Our overall objective is to bring about a change in behaviours and working practices, in particular in regards to the uptake of agri-environment […]

  • Partridge Count Scheme

    provide demographic data on the grey partridge in UK survey hunting estates for bag data on partridges. Run along similar lines as the National Gamebag Census, this scheme collects information primarily on partridge abundance and breeding success, although some information on numbers of partridges shot is also collected. The project was established by the Game […]

  • Pastoral management of a peaty marsh in the marshes of La Souche in the Aisne

    The Association for the maintenance and safeguarding of the traditional activities of the Strain (AMSAT), created by hunters and fishermen, manages an alkaline peat bog of 3500 ha. AMSAT carries out studies and monitoring on the site, management and restoration, implementation of projects aimed at the conservation of the site. AMSAT provides on this site […]

  • Perdix Portal

    By building an international web-based Internet prototype on the subject of partridge, as a guide to farmland species, we want to provide a tool for those who want to engage in the farmland species, especially for the Partridge. With the international site: www.perdixnet.org and the English and German site: http://perdix-de.sycl.net and perdix-uk.sycl.net we try to […]

  • Piana FI-PO-PT-PI lakes

    Establishment and creation by private hunters of permanent lakes with small depth, by artificial and controlled flooding. These lakes, as private property, are used during game season to hunt ducks, coots and other game birds; in spring and summer hunters put big efforts to grant minimum depth levels and reliable vegetations conditions to support avifauna […]

  • Pintail duck Management Plan in Italy

    Increase Italian population size of pintail ducks. Imposition of bag limits. Creation and conservation of wetlands and lagoons by the hunting community. Bag survey data studied. Enforcement of hunting season. Appropriate management and conservation of wetlands is supported. Annual census of wintering population carried out. National ringing surveys and study of past ringing data. Hunters […]

  • Plain game spring counting

    Hunters and nature lovers meet to count the number of Hares and Partridges seen on the territories of 3 hunting societies that cover 1200 ha. The objective is to allow a long term management of game species.

  • Pond management in favour of the waterbirds in the Deux-Sévres

    The ponds of “JUIGNY” have a vacation fish farming for many years. These ponds with a surface area of 33 hectares, bordered by 6 hectares marshes, are fished annually. Local hunters wanted to make these ponds more attractive for waterbirds by increasing the food opportunities.

  • Population and Conservation of rock partridge (Alectoris graeca graeca) in Bulgaria

    Stop loss of biodiversity, and in particular of rock partridge in Bulgaria by stabilising the population of mountain Partridge and creating conditions for recolonization of the natural range of the species; by introducing sustainable practices for conducting rehabilitation and supporting activities rock partridge;and by attracting Bulgarian hunters to conserve Natura 2000 target species. Creation of […]

  • Predation control hollands noorden

    Hunters control predators to improve habitat for meadow birds

  • Predation control Nuenen

    The hunting management unit did predator control to lessens depredation on meadow birds.

  • Predation control Skriezekrite

    Hunters are managing predators (foxes) to limit their influence on meadow birds.

  • Predation control WBE De Dalgronden

    Hunters conduct predator control to limit their predation on meadow birds.

  • Predation control WBE Groote Peel

    Hunters do predator control to limit depredation of predators on meadow birds.

  • Predation control WBE West Twente

    Hunters do predation control to limit their factor on meadow birds reproduction.

  • Program of Observation of the Effectiveness of Works Aimed at improving Habitat

    As part of the programme ‘Improvement of Habitats for Wildlife’, a type of tool was sought that could contribute to the collection of useful information. With the aid of motion sensor cameras and of night vision cameras, data was gathered and a picture was obtained of the species that choose the improved habitats. In this […]

  • Programme ALCOTRA

    To create a favorable environment for the black grouse and to study the impact of the ungulates on the forest with: – Diagnostics over the black grouse breeding habitats, – Restauration of the breeding sites, – Evaluation of the ungulates impacts on the species and the habitats, Testing protocoles and experiments analyses Hunters are fully […]

  • Programme of Wildlife Habitat Improvement

    The main aim of the implementation of the project Wildlife Habitat Improvement is to upgrade wildlife habitats in order to sustain richer biodiversity assemblages and game species populations, both endemic and migratory. More specific, the main objectives of the project are: • Ensuring the basic living conditions of natural game species populations and their further […]

  • Project Artemis I: Recording harvest parameters in Greece and monitoring game species’ population dynamics

    The main aim of ARTEMIS I project is to monitor annually, the game species’ population dynamics through the recording of harvest parameters, in order to achieve a scientific and solid based game management and conservation in Greece. The actions involved in the project are co-ordinated from a scientific team of specialists, researchers and academics. The […]

  • Project Artemis II: Defining game species’ population structure in Greece through hunting activity

    The aim of the implementation of ARTEMIS II project is to record annually the structure (sex & age) of game species’ populations in Greece through the collection of biological samples, in order to be able to propose and implement the best management and conservation measures in each case. The actions involved in the project are […]

  • Project Fjällgås

    The project aims to decrease the threats to the wild population of Lesser White-fronted Geese breeding in Sweden which include breeding in captivity to produce birds to further reinforce the wild flock and thereby strengthening the wild population. As migration route seems to be one of the most important reasons of the decline, they have […]

  • Promoting hunters contribution to wetland conservation

    The Federation of Seine Maritime Hunters and the Seine-Normandy Water Agency produced a film to show the actions made by the federal pole “Erosion Erosion of Wetlands and Water” (REZH’EAU). These actions, recognized as part of the National Biodiversity Strategy (NBS), show the contribution of seinomarine hunters to the preservation of biodiversity and water resources […]

  • PRONATUR – Lebensräume aus Jägerhand

    Preservation and development of valuable wildlife habitats. For this purpose, land was purchased or leased. Management and development plans were made for the respective surfaces according to the need for habitat restoration actions and biotope support. The implementation of the plans is done with significant help of the local hunting community through volunteer labor. So […]

  • Property acquisition for the Little Bustard and little sedentary plain fauna conservation

    Little Bustard and little sedentary fauna conservation: – Property acquisition, – Faunistic culture, Faunistic and floristic follow-up Hunters are fully involved

  • Propositions from the National Federations of Hunters regarding ordinary biodiversity affected by the Common Agricultural Policy of 2014

    Achieve changes to the Common Agricultural Policy of 2014 so that it better protects biodiversity. Calls for more effective conservation measures Calls for the introduction of payments for environmental services. Calls to reclaim and improve the quality of nesting and wintering habitat, in recognition of the fact that habitat loss is a greater threat to […]

  • Protection of the Great Bustard

    promote the population growth of the great bustard creation of numerous special bustard conservation areas in Austria within the agri-environmental program; creation of roughly 70ha fallow strips each year from 2003-2006; creation of suitable nesting sites; control of red fox numbers hunters were involved in much of the on-the-ground work

  • Providing cover favourable to wildlife in the Lorraine forest

    The Hunters Federation of Lorraine is creating cultures to provide shelter and food for wildlife. This measure can help to prevent damage to crops.

  • Quick Win Bananenven

    Bananenven owes its name to its form, making it a landmark for pilots. Since the 1970s, the surroundings of the fen have been heavily used. On the basis of aerial photographs, it appears that the Bruulberg area was originally ancient heathland and drift dunes. Christophe Lenaerts, hunter and owner of Bananenven and surroundings, harvested 5 hectares of […]

  • Quick Win Boterhoek

    Improving the quality of existing forest and other habitat types. Conversion of coniferous wood, poplar forests and (recent) hardwood planting to forest habitat types. Realization of a contiguous marsh and wet grassland complex. The area on which this project was carried out is situated in the Game Management Unit ‘Vlaamse Ardennen’ and is the property […]

  • Quick Win Wijgmaalbroek – Leuven – Belgium

    Quick Win Wijgmaalbroek related to a private forest in the Demervallei. In the course of 2012 and 2013, a recovery of habitat type 91E0 (Alluvial forest with alder and ash forests) was developed. At the start of the recovery the invasions American bird cherry (Prunus serotina) and Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) were fought. The shredded American bird […]

  • Radioactivité Caesium 137 radioactivity in chest muscles of Woodcocks (Scolopax rusticola) that have been killed in Italy after Tchernobyl catastrophe (1986)

    Because of the risk of contamineted meat by the radioactive fall out (Cs 137), this project was important for the public health and for hunters in particular. From all reagion in Italy, hunters contributed to provide the University of Genoa with chest muscles samples from their preys. Club della Beccaccia also offered an economic support.

  • Re-introduction of wild rabbit in the Côte d’Armor

    As part of the operation to reintroduce the Garenne Rabbit, the Hunters Federation of Côtes d’Armor has undertaken the following actions: 300 ha developed, 95 ha placed in hunting reserves, regulation of Rabbit predators. The Federation is also involved in the monitoring of reintroduced populations in the various territories through the implementation of population counts […]

  • Recovery of quarry area

    From 1974, the Nuova Demi quarry ended to be a simple gravel quarry thanks to two hunters who decided to take benefit of the presence of water on the site. With a verbal agreement with the owner, they undertaken to restore the wetland. The site is well located because situated between the Brembo and Adda […]

  • Recycling hunting cartridges in Centre-Val de Loire

    From 2010, it is in a concern to contribute to the environment that the Regional Federation of Hunters of the Centre wished to initiate the implementation of a regional recycling network for hunting cartridges.

  • Red Deer – Sustainablemanagement project [Denmark]

    Collect biological data on the populations of the Red Deer, as the Danish population is increasing, in order to help the sustainable management of the species. Hunters submit jaws and other information (eg. sex and weight) of animals shot in order to determine age, size, condition and reproduction

  • Red Grouse habitat management project on Boleybrack Mountain

    This project aims to manage the land in such a way as to encourage the repopulation of red grouse via: management through controlled (cool) burning; grit provision to aid heather digestion by red grouse; predator control (including control of invasive species such as american mink); monitoring of habitats and species (including biannual population assessment of […]

  • Red Grouse Species Action Plan 2013

    To agree up the way forward for Red Grouse that enjoys universal support among all of Ireland’s shooting and conservation communities. In October 2010 the Trust invited Red Grouse enthusiasts from both North and South of Ireland to a one-day conference in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. One of the Trust’s key objectives was to put forward […]

  • Rehabilitation and management of moors in central Brittany

    As part of a project led by the association for the development (AMV) of the Laubery estate aiming to rehabilitate and manage moors in central Brittany, the Hunters Federation of Côte-d’Armor has undertaken actions for the rehabilitation and management of moors by means of ecological, floristic and faunistic studies and, public reception.

  • Reinstating the Barn Owl as a local breeding bird using ex-situ conservation methods in Malta

    Project objectives: – To commence a captive breeding project for the Barn Owl (Tyto alba), on a parcel of land adjacent to the Razzett tal-Bagħal at Buskett which is managed by the FKNK (National Hunting Association Malta). The species is known to reproduce at a steady rate in captivity and large numbers in offspring can […]

  • Reintroduction of the Grey Partridge in the continental part of Croatia

       On the hunting ground IV/107 “DRAGANIĆI”, two Grey Partridge released models were tested. Released partridges were marked with colored rings (every covey different ring color) and transmitters. Partridge tracking has been done 3 – 4 times per week. In Lazinsko polje plot partridges were found at 297 locations and at 224 locations in the […]

  • Report of environmental remedial measures(Relazione di interventi di ripristino ambientale)

    Suppression of invading species. Sowing of leguminous plant in Sonego site (trophic importance for ungulates and lagomorphs). Plantation of native fruit trees. Installation of an observation tower in Cappella Maggiore site. Sowing of disposable farming (sunflower, oats, wheat and rapeseed) is planned. They used the mowing as food supply for donkeys and deer. The biodiversity […]

  • Research on the Eurasian teal in the Chateauneuf-d’Ille-et-Vilaine marsh

    The Chateauneuf site is an important wintering area in the Brittany for Eurasian teal with an average of 1500 individuals per year. As part of the Nature Contract with Brittany on the Black Marsh from Saint-Coulban to Chateauneuf-d’Ille-et-Vilaine, and in order to improve knowledge of the movements of this species, the Hunters Federation of Ille-et-Vilaine […]

  • Research on the progression of rabies and other diseases

    Collecting samples of species in order to research and follow the progression of rabies and other diseases. Samples can be from hunted or already dead found specimen. Samples shall be posted to Evira (Finnish food Safety Authority), which will do the analysis.

  • Research Program: «Phenology of bird migration in Greece»

    The Program mainly aims to determine the following: i) phenology of migration of avian Game species ii) phenology of migration of avian waterfowl non- Game species iii) the size of the wintering population of Game species in the study areas, and iv) the breeding population of waterfowl Game species in the study areas. It is […]

  • Restoration and conservation management of the Tréport marsh in the Seine Maritime

    The Seine-Maritime Hunters’ Federation is a “project management assistant” in the form of an agreement with the city of Le Tréport to carry out the project to restore the marshland that has served as a wild landfill site for years. In 2009, a hydraulic study and a fauna-flora inventory were carried out and a management […]

  • Restoration and conservation of wild rabbit and hare

    To learn how to better fight a new strain of Viral Hemorrhagic Disease that had recently appeared. Identify the cause of high mortality, confirm it as a new strain and characterise it. Educate and train hunters and game managers. Create a national network of health surveillance and collection of dead or dying animals. Nationally monitor […]

  • Restoration and management of Domaine de Pachan wetlands in Gironde

    The Domaine de Pachan has a diversity of natural habitats that are very favourable to many bird species. The site is home to a rich and diverse fauna e.g. white stork (Ciconia ciconia), common spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), common redshank (Tringa totanus), western osprey (Pandion haliaetus) etc. Hunters have undertaken major work […]

  • Restoration and management of the Mesnil-sous-Jumièges marsh in the Seine Maritime

    The commune of Mesnil-sous-Jumièges and the Fédération Départementale des Chasseurs de Seine Maritime have established a partnership for the restoration and preservation of the communal marshland. The Federation has undertaken an ecological inventory, including an examination of the flora and habitats present. The site hosts a very diverse fauna, including a rich birdlife. The meadows […]

  • Restoration of wild pheasant population in North Sarthe

    In order to restore local pheasant populations, the Hunt Society of Saint-Ouen-de-Mimbré released 120 wild animals from the Rambouillet farms. The Hunters Federation of  Sarthe has financed 50% of the initiative of the Hunting Society. To allow reproduction to take place, pheasant hunting will be closed for 5 years to then set up a reasoned […]

  • Restoring black-grouse habitats

    A long series of experiments aiming to restore habitats suitable for nesting and rearing chicks were performed at the initiative of different hunting organisations. The Mountain Galliforme Observatory (the association which encompasses the National Office for Hunting and Wildlife, Departmental Hunting Federations, national parks and regional natural parks) noted not fewer than 120 operations, on […]

  • Restoring the ecological continuity along motorways in Eure-et-Loir

    As part of the upgrading of the A11 motorway, Cofiroute and the Hunters Federation of Eure-et-Loir are working on the implementation of corridors to restore ecological continuity. Six corridors have been programmed to be set up (ecoduct, bench or overpass installation).

  • Revitalization of Ladná wetlands

       Mr. Zbyněk Horák is hunter and he conducted all the work with his fellow hunters. Since the agricultural lands started to change they realized that they need to do something about it. As hunter he has seen that not only numbers of small game decreasing, but total local biodiversity as well. In 2014 he […]

  • REZH’EAU: Partnership for valorisation of hunted wetlands in the Seine-Maritime department

    Network creation to make technical support from the federation to increase the number of wetlands conservation actions. It is suggested to wetlands managers, farmers, land owners to preserve the soil quality, water resources and aquatic environment.

  • REZH’EAU: Partnership for wetlands management

    The Seine Normandy Water Agency and the Federation of Seine-Maritime Hunters signed an agreement to establish a partnership. This network provides technical assistance from the federation to increase wetland conservation actions. It is proposed to wetland managers, farmers, landowners in order to preserve soil quality, water resources and aquatic environments. This programme is in line […]

  • Rezo Humides – Douds wetlands management program

    The Fédération des chasseurs du Doubs acts for species and habitats conservation, water resources preservation, environment education and hunting heritage promotion.

  • Riistaa reunoilta – Development of the affected /degraded forest and wetland zones

    Development of the affected/degraded forest and wetland zones (fringe areas – edge of the forest) in order to improve habitats for game species. The material/information collected during the project is used to produce a guidance for the restoration of degraded habitats. The project also aims to increase hunters’ eagerness for conservation and management of nature, […]

  • Ringing and monitoring of Gallinago gallinago

    Activity of capture and ringing of Beccaccini e Frullini through mist-nets

  • Rock partridge (Alectoris graeca) population density and trends in Greece in relation with the project Habitat improvement

    Assessment of the population density and trends of Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca) in relation to year, season, hunting/non-hunting areas and environmental parameters. Line transects were located and counts were realized both during spring and summer, for 7 consequent years. Counts were realized by game keepers with the use of specialized hunting dogs. Habitat types and […]

  • Rose-ringed parakeet inventory in the Oise

    The population of the Rose/ringed parakeet is increasing exponentially in Oise. This non-native species competes with local species and can also cause significant damage to fruit trees. The Fédération des chasseurs de l’Oise conducted a survey to assess the spatial distribution of the species and assess its numbers. In view of the results, the species […]

  • Rotherfield Demonstration project

    The project demonstrates how to recover grey partridges for conservation and shooting purposes in an area where they have gone locally extinct in the 1990’s and to show which benefits this has for biodiversity in general. The project also demonstrates how to manage a wild bird shoot for partridges (grey partridge and red-legged partridge), pheasants, […]

  • SAGIR National Network for Wildlife Disease Surveillance

    SAGIR is a network for the epidemiological surveillance of birds and wild land mammals in France. It is based on a partnership between the Hunters’ Federations, the National Office for Hunting and Wildlife (ONCFS) and the Departmental Veterinary Laboratories Its objectives are to: – early detection of the emerging diseases for wildlife – detect pathogens […]

  • Sarcocystis survey

    Hunters recorded sightings of rice breast disease in ducks and geese

  • Scheme for local hunting companies to plant hedges for wildlife in the Marne

    The Hunters Federation of Marne together with AFACHC (Association Française “Arbres et Haies Champêtres”) supported projects focusing on the permanent establishment of hedges in agricultural areas. The objective was to reconstitute ecological corridors.

  • School activities in Vibraye in the Sarthe region

    Accompanied by the Nature animators of the Hunters Federation of Sarthe, about forty children of small and medium kindergarten section went out into the forest and learned about the “ecosystem forest” through various workshops: marking on trees, use of wood, oak growth, recognition of footprints, blind touch …

  • Scientific study on woodcock in the Corbière forest in Ile-et-Vilaine

    The setting aside of the Corbière forest for hunting has made it possible to create a reference site for monitoring woodcock. As part of a scientific study on woodcock in the Corbière forest, a site classified as a hunting and wildlife reserve, the Hunters Federation of Ile-et-Vilaine carried out a monitoring of the species on […]


    The Migratory Birds Office of the Italian Federation of Hunting frequently bases its work on sustainable hunting (and their institutional approach) on data collected by hunters through important research projects. These projects use diverse scientific methods based on sampling, satellite telemetry and ringing. This makes it possible to implement effective management decisions and to improve […]

  • Scottish Goose Survey

    To determine the numbers of geese shot in Scotland per year During 2001/02, holders of shotgun certificates within the area covered by Tayside Constabulary, all BASC members in Scotland and a random selection of BASC members outside Scotland were sent questionnaires about the type of shooting they carried out and specifically the number of geese […]

  • Searching fawns with drones

    The hunters search for fawns of roe deer just before the farmer cuts the grass. The fawns are left during the day in the high grass of a field, the hunters will spot them with a drone (possibly heat camera).

  • Seehundstation Friedrichskoog

    Core tasks of the station are comprehensive information and education, animal welfare-friendly breeding of harbor seals and gray seals, and application-oriented research initiatives to protect the species. Hunters are involved in the localisation of abandonned seal pups and responsible for the recovery of the pups (only certified seal hunters are allowed to do this). The […]

  • Set-asideThe environment and wildlife

    French national hunting organisations (FNC and ONCFS) proposed to the authorities (in 1993) the creation of a category of set-aside especially meant for wildlife and preservation, with appropriate regulations. This involved an Environment and wildlife set-aside contract, to be concluded between farmers and hunters. In theory, farmers can manage with more respect for biodiversity, notably […]

  • Shrub planting with schoolchildren in the Manche

    Two technicians from the federation, accompanied by a dozen volunteers, supervised 58 pupils from the classes of CE1, CE1-CE2 and ULIS (Localized Unit for School Inclusion) of the École des Trois Pommes in the planting of 525 shrubs on a private half hectare site, in the Bordais area. Local species have been planted such as […]

  • Site created to demonstrate good practices

    The Hunters Federation of Marne created a site which is dedicated to the promotion of agricultural and forestry practices favourable for wildlife.  In order to train and raise awareness among managers of these environments, and the general public, on the importance of taking biodiversity into account and improving wildlife habitats. This site aims to be […]

  • Skylark management plan in Italy

    Increase the Italian population of skylarks Bag limits to 10/day/hunter and 50/year/hunter. This has been doubled in some regions. Suggested and accepted by ISPRA. Farmers paid to maintain winter stubble. Monitoring of populations via post-nuptial ringing. Hunters voluntarily accepted the bag size limits and pay farmers to maintain winter stubble.

  • Skylark: monitoring of autumn migration

    Ringing activity through constant and standardized capture activities for the monitoring of post-breeding migration and biometric characterisation of the Skylark (Alauda arvensis) migrant population. Objectives are: monitoring demography of population, monitoring phenology of migration, understand population structure in terms of sex ratio as requested by EU Management Plan, understand health of birds ringed, understand sex […]

  • Slano Kopovo Special Nature Reserve

    to protect protect an important stopping point along the Adriatic Flyway and preserve an area of high biodiversity by restoring the agricultural lands into their originally state: meadows, pastures and reed lands. With the support of EuroNatur and the Eeconet Action Fund the Novi Becej Hunters Association has been buying the land. The land was […]

  • Sliabh an Iarainn Red Grouse project

    Conserve the local red grouse population In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity […]

  • Slieve Beagh

    Conserve the local red grouse population In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity […]

  • Slovakian bear damage compensation scheme

    to reduce conflicts between humans and bears and reduce the occurrence of retaliatory killing of bears compensation payments are made by the government to victims of bear damage/depredation of livestock/pets some of the revenue from trophy hunting is used to pay the compensation

  • Slovenian bear observations and monitoring

    to monitor the population trend of brown bear hunters reported all observations of bears from a network of 167 observation points from across the country hunters collected the data

  • SloWolf – Conservation and surveillance of conservation status of wolf (Canis lupus) population in Slovenia

    the facilitation of long-term conservation of wolves, their prey base and their Slovenian habitats. In particular, it aimed to take account of human attitudes towards the wolf in order to overcome any apparent conflicts through a Wolf Management Action Plan. 1. The project used a range of sampling techniques including innovative genetic methods and GPS telemetries were used to monitor: population size and reproductive success; habitat use and preying rate; health status; and the number and distribution of wolf packs and litters. 2. Three surveillance sessions were carried out and […]

  • Snipe Conservation

    The Snipe Conservation Alliance is a network of enthusiasts (both scientists and non-scientists) interested in the study, monitoring, management and conservation of snipe species in Ireland, focused on the common snipe and jack snipe. The ambition of the group is to provide a resource to help us better understand the ecology of our snipe species, […]

  • SONG THRUSH project

    The Migratory Birds Office of the Italian Federation of Hunting frequently bases its work on sustainable hunting (and their institutional approach) on data collected by hunters through important research projects. These projects use diverse scientific methods based on sampling, satellite telemetry and ringing. This makes it possible to implement effective management decisions and to improve […]

  • Song Thrush: date determination of prenuptial migration

    Search of the date determination of prenuptial migration for the Song Trush (Turdus philomelos). The objectives are: – to maintain hunting season of song thrush on 31st January based on article 2.7.13 of Guide of Hunting under Birds directive, by giving regional data to Region Administration – to modify Key Concepts of song thrush for […]

  • Sorsanpesäntekijät – Duck nest Finland

    Hunters and land/water owners make nest tubes for migratory water birds. Nesting tubes are being placed to known nesting habitats. I personally have been giving lectures of the benefits using lifted structures designed to waterfowl. We have also practiced making tubes to take along for copying and placing to water. I am the host of […]

  • Southwest Cheshire Dormouse Project

    Hunters (who can be landowners) help landowners to connect 32 km of hedgerow and woodland habitat and to manage it in favourable conditions to allow dormice and other species to move in response of the climate change. They also check the dormouse boxes for evidence of summer/autumn nests (whilst the mice themselves are asleep in […]

  • Spanish map of genetic purity of red-legged partridge and introgression of chukar partridge genotypes in Spain

    Knowing that there is some hybridization between the red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) and the Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar), the aim of the study is to establish the Spanish map of genetic purity of red-legged partridge and to map the characterization and ecotypes of the species. The project aims to check the health of populations as […]

  • Species-rich corridor at Groß Kreutz

    On the initiative of the State Forestry Office, the State Environment Agency, the State Hunting Association, the Nature Conservation Union Germany, the Research Institute for Forestry and Timber Eberswalde e. V. and the goods Groß Kreutz was signed on 18 November 1991, an agreement to form the interest group Species-rich corridor Groß Kreutz. The main […]

  • Study and actions on the curlew and lapwing habitats in the Jura

    Jura Hunters’ Federation undertook a study on the modification of the habitats of the eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata) and northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) and the development of measurements for meadows in order to preserve their habitats.

  • Study of bird migration in the Bay of Somme

    The Fédération des Chasseurs de la Somme supports the project led by the Institut Scientifique Nord Est Atlantique (ISNEA). A surveillance radar has been installed in Somme Bay to study movements of birds. This technology is in addition to the visual measurements made by Federation agents and makes it possible to evaluate flows on an […]

  • Study of hunting and environmental impact of the Nîmes-Montpellier high speed line project

    Expertise over the impact of a high speed train line between Nîmes and Montpellier: – Game distribution and mapping in the communities which are crossed by the route – Proposition of compensatory measures to maintain game habitats and for the Little bustard in the Costières de Nîmes N2k site

  • Study of Icelandic Geese populations

    collect data on the populations of geese in order to better understand them hunters submit wings of culled geese for analysis and report the numbers and locations of geese hunters collect data

  • Study of phenology and the migratory behavior of wintering ducks in the Italian territory through satellite tracking

    Study the migration of common teal for the defence of hunting seasons. Monitoring departure dates and movements of transmitter-tagged individuals. Hunters funds paid for the project.

  • Study of the home range of the Red fox

    They give free access to their territories, they trap and catch foxes that will be equipped with gps collar

  • Study of the landscape fragmentation in the Orne

    The Department of Orne, with 100,000 hectares of forest land spread over several large areas, has suffered, due to new road infrastructure, from a fragmentation of its territory preventing the natural movement of large fauna between forest areas. To highlight these problems, the Hunters Federation of  Orne, together with the Hunters Federation of Sarthe, “the […]

  • Study of the water birds population dynamics

    The Hunters Federation of Marne participates in the monitoring of the Common Pochard and the Tufted Duck set up by the ONCFS Migratory Birds team. This program seeks to better understand the population dynamics of these species. The principle is based on the capture of birds to mark them with a nasal stool bearing a […]

  • Study on the impact of fox predation on hares in Champagne-Ardennes

    In order to study the impact of fox predation on hare populations, the Hunters Federation of Champagne-Ardenne developed 2 project phases: – Phase 1: Understanding hare demographics: counting hare (point counts or PPE) and taking samples from hunted animals. – Phase 2: Determine the influence of fox predation on hare populations

  • Study on the impact of hedge maintenance on the Avesnois bocage birds in the North

    The Avesnois Regional Nature Park, the Office national de la chasse et de la faune sauvage, the Fédération des chasseurs du Nord and the Fédération des chasseurs du Nord-Pas-de-Calais have decided to conduct a joint study to deepen knowledge of the relationship between the maintenance methods of hedges in this woodland region and birds.

  • Study on the role of ecological corridors for wildlife in the Champagne Ardenne region

    Carried out by the CERFE (Centre de Recherche et de Formation en Eco-éthologie), this technical study is based in particular on hunters from the Fédération des chasseurs de Champagne Ardennes. Hunters are mobilized to collect observations and samples on certain bio-indicator species.

  • sustain the quality of the pond landscape

    Contribute towards the action To sustain the quality of the pond landscape (aquatic and terrestrial) and to promote sympathetic restoration and creation of small water bodies in the landscape. A new publication was written on ‘Ponds and lakes for shooting and conservation’ to give details on how best to manage existing ponds and create new […]

  • Sustainable management of the external borders of cultivated fields in the Eure-et-Loir

    The Hunters Federation of Eure-et-Loir is carrying out a study as part of the Agrifaune program on the ecological and agronomic impact of sustainable management of the outer edges of cultivated fields. Various actions are being executed in line with the project: (i) the implementation of a differentiated management of grinding dates, (ii) the limitation of […]

  • Swedish hunters help conserve Russia’s Amur tiger population

    To educate the heads of Russian Far East hunting estates about better management of wild ungulates. This would result in a population increase, thus benefiting both hunters and tigers The heads of Russian hunting estates travelled to Sweden where they visited hunting estates, the National Veterinary Institute, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, and the Swedish […]

  • Tb in Alpine Wildlife

    Collection of biological samples, biometric data on hunted animals and data on population managment and density

  • TEAL ANASAT project

  • Tern-nesting islets on waterbodies in the Loiret

    The Loiret Association of Migratory Bird Hunters, in partnership with the Hunters Federation of Loiret is at the origin of the installation of floating islets on the water bodies along the Loire. The purpose of these developments is to create new nesting and resting sites for migratory birds, particularly terns. Made out of eco-friendly materials, […]

  • The action of hunters to conserve habitats of migratory species

    conserve habitats of migratory species to contribute to biodiversity preservation cleaning of debris and other items; pruning of trees as and when necessary; planting of new trees and providing the supply of water so lacking in the Maltese islands, so that these trees can flourish; etc., to attract more migratory huntable species (Malta has no […]

  • The Dlouhé čtvrtě wetland in Šardice

    The goal of the investor was to create a system of pools including biotechnical features (groups of tree stumps reptile habitats, stone walls) and vegetation changes consisting of planting geographically native species and establishing permanent grasslands.

  • The Grand-lieu lake: an ecological jewel

    It is situated on one of the largest migratory flyway on the Atlantic side and has both shores and habitats which are very suitable for migratory avifauna. The site was scientific management under the responsibility of the National Office of Hunting and Wildlife, with the technical support coming from the Loire-Atlantique Departmental Hunters’ Federation. A […]

  • The Holy Trinity habitat corridor

    The corridor is 15m wide and is delimited around the field road on former arable land. It is composed of trees, bushes and grassland. Trees are planted in the middle of the corridor in two rows with a spacing of 2.6 x 1m and the species composition is described in the table of parameters. The […]

  • The night of the hare in Eure-et-Loir

    Night outings are organised by the Fédération des Chasseurs d’Eure-et-Loir to introduce non-hunters to the nocturnal fauna of the Plains of Beauce, with emphasis on the European Hare (Lepus europaeus) and the associated actions that are carried out by the federation regarding the management of the species.

  • The Research of Nesting and Hunted Waterfowl

    Hunters involved in collecting data, as well as project motivates to build artificial nesting places for mallard, so that invasive American mink cannot destroy the nests.

  • The return of the wolf position paper of FSHCL

    To promote the formation of a wolf management plan by Luxembourg’s government in order to encourage wolf settlement within the country. A paper was drawn up by the FSHCL lobbying the government to draw up a wolf management plan that highlighted the various factors that should be included in it. This position paper was in […]

  • Together for the Partridge (Samen voor de patrijs)

    Hunters and other stakeholders (farmers, birders etc.) create new and maintain existing habitat for Partridge, which also benefits wider biodiversity (birds/insects/polinators etc.).

  • Towards the sustainable hunting harvest of the Italian Hare (Lepus corsicanus) in Sicily. Good practices and monitoring actions.

    Project for the monitoring and sustainable harvest of the Italian hare (Lepus corsicanus) in Sicily by training and enabling hunters to the monitoring of the species. After the monitoring of the species the trained hunters will be authorized to the harvest of hare in the areas with good consistence. Every shot specimen will be analyzed […]

  • Training of game warden volunteers

    To train and recruit game warden volunteers in order to better manage and protect wildlife lectures and training were given by experts in the field and applicants had to pass an exam hunters organised, ran and took part in the training

  • Training of volunteer hunters as volunteer firefighters

    Training of 40 volunteer hunters as volunteer firefighters this year. After the training in May 2017, a ceremony took place at the headquarters of the special fire brigade on the 31/08/2017 where Nikos Anastasiades, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, and the Head of the Cyprus Fire Brigade, Markos Trangolas, handed the diplomas to […]

  • Transactional Environmental Support System (TESS)

    TESS will assist policy makers to integrate knowledge from the EU, national, regional and local level into the decision making process while also encouraging local people to maintain and restore biodiversity ecosystem services a transactional environmental decision support system will be designed, linking central policy planning to local livelihoods. To develop this system, TESS will […]

  • Triangle counting of game species

    The triangle counting of game species is a basis of national game population estimating system. 1600 permanent triangles. Once a summer (in October) and once a winter (in Jan/Feb) the triangle lines (4km each) are searched. In summer observations of following species are reported : grouse species, capercaillie, black grouse, hazel grouse, willow grouse, hare, […]

  • Turkish wildlife warden network

    To ensure cooperation of all parties with national hunting laws A network of volunteer wardens exists that inspect hunters, control illegal hunting and convey information quickly to hunting groups. Wardens are chosen from hunters and NGO members

  • Turtle Dove Management Plan in Italy

    Increase the population of turtle doves in Italy Ambiti territoriali di Caccia uses hunting funds to pay farmers to maintain winter stubble. Hunting banned during the breeding period. Annual bag statistics collected. National ringing schemes are implemented to assess mortality rates. Hunters money used to pay farmers to maintain habitats that support turtle doves. Hunters […]

  • Un Gypaète barbu abattu au Pays

    Highlight the importance of the Bearded vulture as a member of the Pyrenean fauna. Complain about the finding of a bearded vulture that died after being shot by a shotgun. The Fédération Nationale des Chasseurs and the Fédération Départementale des Chasseurs des Pyrénées Atlantiques complained.

  • Understanding of the population dynamics of a European Hare population

    The aims of the project were: – to map the age structure, sex ratio and reproduction of hares in the western part of West-Vlaanderen – to obtain some evidence about possible reasons of decline of the autumn population of the European hare in the region The hunters, grouped in Wildlife Management Units were involved in: […]

  • Unique ecosystem managed by hunters

    Nature will always find a way as can be seen at this abandoned industrial environment where nature is gradually regaining its rights. Aware of the ecological richness of the area, Hunters Federation of Aisne has designed a project to manage this Cohayon Basin. The project was supported by the Fondation Nationale pour la Protection des […]

  • Usage of anti-collision devices in the Marne

    An experiment was carried out in conjunction with the Departmental Federation of Hunters of the Marne with reflectors. Objective was to prevent game species from crossing the road at night. This device, which transforms headlight into a “light barrier” when vehicles pass by, has not yet been used more, but its implementation is still under […]

  • Voluntary ban on hunting Greenland white-fronted Geese in Wales

    Prevent the decline of Wales’ Greenland white-fronted geese population a voluntary ban was originally enacted in the Dyfi estuary, Wales in the 1970s. This was then extended to cover the entirety of wales Hunters enacted the original voluntary ban then extended it

  • Voluntary management of wildlife in farmland – organised in local communities.

    Landowners (who are often hunters) create some local voluntary communities to restore natural habitats in farmland and collect data on the habitat development as well as population data on grey partridge and hare.

  • Vultures many benefits between nature and culture

    achieve tolerance between local stakeholders and vulture populations allowing the growth of vulture populations populations monitoring; organisation of meetings between various interest groups to establish common ground and facilitate a dialogue; organisation of general communication and education activities such as field trips for schools and students; specifically focussed on farm management such as maintaining open […]

  • Water birds wings sampling

    Water birds wings sampling. The research aims to improve knowledge on population size and structure, and determination of the bag structure (age and sex of specimen). The wing sample collection is made by hunters.

  • Waterbirds: Research on prenuptial migration period

    This study aims to contribute to an update of the key concepts document for Art 7(4) which is the official text adopted today by the EU regulations for the determination of hunting seasons. More specifically, the research aims to determine the current starting dates of the pre-nuptial migration of ducks and waterfowl through Italy. Every […]

  • West Cavan Grouse Association

    Conserve the local red grouse population In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity […]

  • West Connemara Grouse project

    Conserve the local red grouse population Intensive predator control The project is managed by Clifton Gun Club

  • Wetland creation in agricultural landascape

    A group of hunters rented fields from landowner and created two ponds for hunting purposes, flooding is present from end of August till April/May.

  • Wexford Regional Game Council Grouse project

    Conserve the local red grouse population In general, the management plans for these projects attempt to identify the main factors affecting local Red Grouse populations. At the same time, they recommend a number of management strategies aimed at improving the ecological conditions for Red Grouse. These management strategies typically include maintaining the distribution and diversity […]

  • WILD – Programme for wildlife monitoring [Germany]

    To monitor the distribution and populations of German wildlife species to derive strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of wild animals. Hunters are asked to fill in a survey detailing what species they encountered and where. This data is then compiled, analysed and used to map species distribution and monitor their popuation trends. The […]

  • WILD – Wildtier-Informationssystem der Länder Deutschlands

    The main objective is the documentation of wildlife populations to derive strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of wild animals to develop. The aim of this long-term project is the nationwide acquisition of selected wildlife species with scientific methods, to now have up fused data. It covers the personal information of volunteer hunters and hunters who […]

  • Wild alarm Pontresina

    To reduce the number of collisions on the busy ring road of Pontresina Installation of a warning system that alerted drivers if wildlife was in the area, reminding them to drive more carefully. This system detected wildlife using sensors. Hunters organised and implemented the project

  • Wild Nature Project’ – reintroducing game meat into diets

    To reintroduce game meat back into the diet through education and marketing In order to achieve this aim, a range of cooking classes are offered for hotels, restaurants and interested parties for the purpose of trying to bring venison and, first and foremost, the subject of game and hunting back into households. Hunters part-financed the […]

  • WildForestReindeerLIFE: The wild forest reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus) of Finland: Conservation and recovery of historic range

    (1): The reintroductions and reinforcements are carried out via soft releases (on-site enclosure with extended periods of breeding and acclimatization), and hunters will voluntarily participate in taking care of the enclosed herds during the project. (2): Hunters will voluntarily gather data for a new field census method of the target species. (3) Individual hunters will […]

  • wildlife monitoring

    To collect data on the populations of game species production of surveys to be filled in with information about species location/population project was organised by hunters; hunters provide the data and submit;

  • Wildlife protectors in Tirol

    To reduce wildlife crime by legally making the employment of a professional hunter or gamekeeper mandatory. The person entitled to hunt is required to appoint a gamekeeper or professional hunter. This gamekeeper is legally allowed to search individuals and vehicles for evidense of wildlife crimes, to arrest persons committing wildlife crimes and to kill domestic […]


    The aim of this action is habitat improvement for wildlife to bring about long term conservation Niederosterreichischer landesjabdverband is offering to heavily subsidise: Planting of hedges and copses in areas of poor plant cover; Planting of fruit-bearing trees in the forest districts; Planting of trees browsing with simultaneous planting of fruit-bearing trees; Tree protection columns. […]

  • Wildschutzprogramm “Feld & Wiese”

  • Wildtier-Kataster

    Monitoring system of native species – umbrella project for several species specified projects register of wild game, register of dead found native species, conservation project Montagu’s harrier (Circus pygargus), reference system hares local hunters are heavily involved in the actual monitoring by different systems of generating data

  • Wildtiermanagement und Naturschutz in der Fehmarnbeltregion

    Conservation of partridge and its agricultural habitat farmers and hunters engaged in monitoring of partridge numbers, distribution and habitats. At the same time development of cross-border concepts and methods to establish appropriate partridge habitats within agricultural land

  • Wintering Woodcok Scolopax rusticola monitoring in protected areas in Italy with pointing dogs

    Woodcock is almost sedentary in its wintering area. The knowledge of their density and how it varies during the year and from one year to another is important for the management of areas even without hunting activities. Based on a national protocol established in 2006 by the National Institute for Wildlife (INFS-ISPRA), with Genoa University […]

  • Wise with the Partridge (Wies met de patries)

    Hunters and other stakeholders create new and maintain existing habitat for Partridge, which also benefits wider biodiversity (birds/insects/polinators etc.).

  • Wolf in the Alps: Implementation of coordinated wolf conservation actions in core areas and beyond (code and short name: LIFE 12 NAT IT 000807, LIFE WOLFALPS)

    The ultimate goal of the WOLFALPS project is to implement and coordinate wolf conservation actions in key core areas and beyond in the Alps ecosystem, from West to East, to further support the natural wolf alpine recolonization process. The lack of any form of coordinated management adopted at the Italian alpine scale is one of […]

  • Wolves in Netherlands

    To draw attention to the possible presence of wolves in the Netherlands and encourage hunters to report any sighting of them The Royal Dutch Hunters’ Association educated hunters on the possible future presence of wolves in the Netherlands, communicated their position on the topic of wolves, and called for any sightings of wolves to be […]

  • Woodcock – From ornithology to imaginary

    This quiet original little book has the purpose to discribe the Woodcock. Despite it is a discreet, solitary and sylvan migratory species, the Woodcock is however well known by hunters and gourmets and represents a fascinating and mysterious case study. This little book represents Woodcock under a passionate knowledge, an artisticle interpretation and biodiversity conservation […]

  • Woodcock age-ratio study

    At the end of the hunting season, hunters send to FANBPO (federation of national associations of Woodcock hunters from Western Palaearctic) a wing from each hunted Woodcock with time, location, weight, sex data.

  • Woodcock Monitoring Project

    Monitor the European woodcock population size and demographics, assess the affect of Hungarian hunting on the Eurasian woodcock’s population Collection of data from gamebags in about 900 sample points reasonably spread over the country, then analysis of this data

  • Woodcock wing survey

    To collect data on hunted woodcock in the Uk Hunters shooting woodcock were encouraged to submit the left wing to provide information on the annual age ratio of the shot birds. Hunters submitted wings of shot birds

  • Woodcock: Scolopax overland

    Study of the migration of the wintering woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) population in Italy; Definition of the migration and distribution areas; Study of the activity in the pre-nuptial and post-nuptial period; Study of the vagrancy (inter-annual movements which are not migration – local environmental conditions); Evaluation of the fidelity to the area, comparison with studies of […]

  • Woodpigeon enquiry

    to collect information on pigeon shooting in the UK This was a one-off survey of woodpigeon shooting amongst all 449 BASC affiliated clubs. It sought information on organised pigeon shooting and bags. Hunters supplied all information

  • Working for Waders

    Working for Waders was set up in 2017 to tackle the decline of wading birds across Scotland. The project is supported by a wide range of organisations, including Scottish government and its agencies, farmers, game keepers, moorland owners, environmental conservation organisations and bird watchers. Working for Waders aims to do three things: a) raise awareness […]

  • Zot van pAtrijs

    The project ‘Zot van pAtrijs’ works, in coorporation with partners from the hunting sector, Agricultural sector and nature conservation sector, for partridges and other farmland fauna. The project entails different actions to increase hunters and farmers knowledge and support for fauna friendly management. A lot of attention went to a fauna-friendly use of greening measures. […]

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