Title of the project
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 in two local farms.
The purpose of the project is verify the presence of hybrids with Alectoris chukar and evaluate the effectiveness of the management activities that we conducted in recent years, to continue the improvement of conservation status of the red-legged partridge.
|Site||Hunting Territorial Zone Genoa 2 Eaast (www.atcge2levante.it)|
|Specific site coordinates||Genoa, Casarza Ligure, Ne, Sestri Levante, Castiglione Chiavarese, Bargagli, Neirone, Moconesi, Orero, Borzonasca, Rezzoaglio, Santo Stefano d'Aveto|
|Municipalities involved||Metropolitan City of Genoa (fermerly known as the Province of Genoa)|
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Huntable species|
|Name(s) of main species||Red-legged partridge, Alectoris rufa (Linneus 1758)|
|Leading partners||Antagene Laboratory (www.antagene.com)|