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Title of the project

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 damage and to maintain winter stubble.
Hunters do not hunt in the breeding season.
Hunters voluntarily imposed bag size limits on themselves.


Country Italy
Level National

Habitat Types


Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Emerald Network, Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, Hunting reserve, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Common quail - Coturnix coturnix

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Enforcement (e.g. of hunting legislation, codes of conduct)


Leading partners ACMA (http://www.acma.it/)
Other partners Ambiti territoriali di Caccia (http://www.atcbologna.org/)FIDC (http://www.federcaccia.org/)