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Title of the project

Coypu management in Swamp Poitevin Regional Parc

Description

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.

Results

At the 2017 session, 105 Coypu have been harvested.

Location

Country France
Level Local
Site Marais Poitevin Regional Parc
Specific site coordinates 46.351790, -0.945218
Region Poitou-Charentes

Starting date

2014

Habitat Types

Wetland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Ramsar, Regional protected area

Species

Species Caracteristics Invasive Alien species
Species Type Mammals (other than large carnivores)
Name(s) of main species Coypu (Myocastor coypu)

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities)

Partners

Leading partners CAVV (Bow hunters of Venise Verte)

Publication(s)

Week-end de chasse aux ragondins en Venise Verte, Vincent Popinot, Patrick Curieux, Chasse à l'Arc Magazine, September 2017