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Title of the project

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 monitoring program of game populations which is carried out by hunters and was initiated by the German Hunters’ Association and the Hunters’ Association of Lower Saxony in 2001.


Country Germany
Level Local
Site Leveste
Municipalities involved Municipality of Gehrden
Province(s) Hanover
Region Lower Saxony

Starting date


Habitat Types



Species Caracteristics Huntable species
Species Type Mammals
Name(s) of main species Brown Hare - Lepus europaeus

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners Egbert Strauß: local hunterhttp://www.tiho-hannover.de/index.php?id=5594

Estimation of Human Resources needed

approx 52 daysPer year?


Census of the Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus) at Leveste, Municipality of Gehrden, Germany in Transactional Environmental Support System Design: Global SolutionsGabor von Bethlenfalvy, Julia Hindersin, & Egbert Strauß, 2013