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All the projects

  • 1. Management of Mizeb Hunting Reserve 2. 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, […]

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

    Area conservation Creation of a reserve on the Rhin-Rhône migration line Research and follow-up Awareness and information Hunters work: Field acquisition Arrangement of two ponds and their water alimentation trench Arrangement of two paths and one bridge Installation of several observatories Renovation of a farm and arrangement of a reception center for the public Conception […]

  • 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 […]

  • An exemplary inititative in Greece concerning wetlands

    Monitoring of migratory birds in wetlands There was some co-operation between the Management Body of the Lake and the Northern Greece Hunters’ Federation as well as the local Hunting Clubs. Examples of hunters’ contribution to the area’s management is the ringing of Pelecanus crispus individuals and the successful wild life keeping by the local Private […]

  • ANASAT PROJECT

    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

    The Hunting Federation of Vendée is leading, with the coordination of DREAL Pays de la Loire, a six-year-project (2015-2020) of animation of the national management plan of the Black-tailed Godwit. A national management plan has been elaborated by a group of scientific experts mandated by the Ministry of Ecology and coordinated by ONCFS (National Office […]

  • Animation of the Special Protection Areas (ZPS = Zones de Protection Spéciale) 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 ZPS 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

    to improve the floristic biodiversity at the project site Plantation of 20 apple trees of a rare species (Sorbus domestica); annual pruning and protection from grazing livestock. Pruning and mowing of selected forest areas to improve the food supply for ungulates, promote the emergence of shrubs and increase the potential for hunting. Annual mowing of […]

  • 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 centered 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 carnivores 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

    to achieve coexistence between bears and hunters and farmers, facilitating the population growth of Spanish brown bears rangers and hunters cooperated to tackle poaching, clear vegetation and monitor bear numbers; delivered more than 1,400 electric fences to hunters, beekeepers and gamekeepers to prevent damages to their livelihoods; use of transmitters; training activities and information campaigns […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

    maximise ecosystem services and natural capital Mapping of ecosystem services using GIS software. Collection of data of ecosystem service presence/absence from local stakeholders. The Scottish Gamekeepers Association is involved in the decision making process.

  • 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 the 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 Haute-Savoie

    Restoration and ecological improvement of the habitat for anatidae and waders but also for other groups of organisms (plants, amphibians and insects). The ACCA became responsible of the pond creation, the annual maintenance and the monitoring of the area. Then, other objectives have been applied: promoting the habitat for Maculinea, increasing the capacity for migratory […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions! FDC Indre

    The aims are to safeguard the habitat threatened by agricultural abandonment, 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 habitat. The hunters […]

  • 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 opened to the public in 1994. Two management plans have been developped for the maintenance of the area […]

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions! FDC Loiret

    Creation 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 by grazing.

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

    Preservation of the flood meadows by collaborating with farmers for the continuity of hay cutting. They also proposed environmental leases to the farmers in order to follow agro-environmental measures that need to be applied. Finally, they conducted some communication and education activities by setting up pedagogic pannels and organizing guided tours.

  • Chasseurs et zones humides: actions! FDC Manche

    First, they created waterbody in the north of the area in 1987. 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 the area specifically for waterfowl, shorebirds […]

  • 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

    The projects 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 […]

  • Chateauneufs 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 […]

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

    ensure 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 […]

  • 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 teach basic animal butchery and how to cook game classes were organised teaching butchery and game cooking the classes were run andattended by hunters

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

    increase area of habitat suitable for grey partridge and therefore increase the grey partridge population Create a publication that highlighted the best methods to conduct nature-friendly farming methods and encourage farmers to adopt these (in doing so also creating good habitat for a variety of other wildlife). The Danish Hunters Association was responsible for the […]

  • Dinaric lynx reintroduction project

    reintroduce lynx to the Dinaric mountains where it had become extinct 6 individuals (3 males, 3 females) were released hunters organised the reintroduction and monitored the species once introduced

  • DinaRis: A Project in Support of TransboundaryCooperation in Lynx Conservation

    to establish a network of partnerships in the northern Dinarics, which will contribute towards promotion and long-term conservation of natural values of the area 11 individuals equipped with GPS tags were tracked, individuals bone marrow was analysed, individuals were tracked in snow conditions, prey consumption was monitored, surveys were undertaken examining the local tolerance for […]

  • 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 […]

  • EMILIA ROMAGNA WETLAND CREATION AND CONSERVATION

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • 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, […]

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

    Raise awareness of the livelihood 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 létang 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.

  • 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 counting scheme Cheschire

    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

  • Holstein Habitat Corridor Project

    link areas of habitat that are seperated by barriers established a network of high-quality corridors (dry-grassland, forests and semi-aquatic habitats) connecting fauna bridge with nature reserves; spatial steering of hunting: abandonment on faunt bridge and in its direct surroundings and on corridors, intensification inside forestry; integration of deer browsing effects into maintenance of nature reserves […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Jaime la Loire propre

    The Loire is the last wild river in France. On the first Saturday of March each year 12 FDCs 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).

  • Knockmealdown Red Grouse conservation 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 […]

  • 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 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; Organisation of anti-poaching wolf patrols and the payment […]

  • Large carnivore monitoring

    Field/rural areas 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 […]

  • Large carnivore monitoring

    Large carnivore monitoring for population estimation. There is a network of large carnivore contact persons to which public can report on any LC observations. Contact persons fill a form and give reports to the research institute. Institute analyses reports and improves the estimation of LC population by combining the results with other research. Hunting licenses […]

  • 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 […]

  • Lintulahdet Life Management 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

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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 dobjectifs) 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

  • 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 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • NARGC GREY PARTRIDGE PROJECT

    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 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 70 ha 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

  • Quick Win Bananenven

    The project aims to restaure the old heaths and upgrade the banana shaped marshes. Owner is a hunter

  • 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

    Triple aim: – Restauration of Alluvial forest (Alno-Padion) belonging to 91E0 – Erradication of invasive alien species Prunus serotina and Fallopia japonica – Creation of breeding place for Triturus cristatus Hunters roles: – A helping hand in planting 91E0 trees – Owner is a hunter

  • Red Deer – Sustainable management 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

    to manage the land in such a way as to encourage the repopulation of red grouse management through controlled 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); public awareness, education […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • REZHEAU: 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.

  • Rezo Humides – Douds wetlands management program

    The Doubs hunting federation 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 abandoned seal pups and responsible for the recovery of the pups (only certified seal hunters are allowed to do this). The […]

  • Set-aside The 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 Natura 2000 site.

  • Study of Icelandic Geese populations

    Hunters submit wings of culled geese for analysis and report the numbers and locations of geese in order to collect data on the populations of geese.  

  • 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 defense of hunting seasons. Monitoring departure dates and movements of transmitter-tagged individuals. Hunters funds paid for the project.

  • 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 […]

  • Swedish hunters help conserve Russias 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 traveled to Sweden where they visited hunting estates, the National Veterinary Institute, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, and the Swedish […]

  • 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 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 return of the wolf position paper of FSHCL

    To promote the formation of a wolf management plan by Luxembourgs 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 […]

  • 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

  • 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: […]

  • 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 focused 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

  • 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 population 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • WILDÖKOLAND AKTION

    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. […]

  • 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 Montagus 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

  • 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 Monitoring Project

    Monitor the European woodcock population size and demographics, assess the affect of Hungarian hunting on the Eurasian woodcocks 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

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