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Title of the project

EMILIA ROMAGNA WETLAND CREATION AND CONSERVATION

Description

Hunters in many districts of Emilia Romagna regions create new wetlands on fields that otherwise would be cultivated.
The new wetlands are named fixed hide or AFV (private shooting areas) and in many districts the owner must maintain water all year long in the pond, in order to offer suitable habitat also during pre-nuptial migration and breeding season.

Results

Increase of the total number of waterbirds in all season and iincrease of the breeding of many species.

Location

Country Italy
Level Regional
Municipalities involved Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna, Ravenna and Rimini districts
Region Emilia Romagna region

Starting date

1995

Habitat Types

Wetland

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000

Species

Species Caracteristics Migratory species,Abundant species,Huntable species, Threatened species, Protected species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Lapwing (Vanellus), Ferrouginous duck (Aythya nyroca), Black winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Garganey (Anas querquedula), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Coot (Fulica), Herons (Ardeidae), Raptors,…

Conservation action(s)

Management of land and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Land purchase (e.g. purchase areas for management and restorations activities)

Partners

Leading partners Emilia Romagna region- Piano di Sviluppo Rurale
Other partners Regione Emilia Romagna - Modena, Bologna and Reggio Emilia district association

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

Paid by hunters: 6-8000 €/4-5 ha/yearNo information about EU funds

Estimation of Human Resources needed

350-400 hunters are involved in financing wetlands creation.

Publication(s)

Tinarelli R., GiannellaC., Melega L., (a cura di) 2010. Lo svernamento degli uccelli acquatici in Emilia Romagna 1994-2009. Regione Emilia Romagna & AsoER ONLUS. Tecnograf. Reggio Emilia, 344pp.Tinarelli R. 2005. Ripristino e Gestione delle zone umide per l’avifauna: l’esperienza dell’Emilia Romagna. In. AsOER 2005. Avifauna acquatica:esperienze a confront. Atti del 1 Convegno (30 aprile 2004, Comacchio) . Tipografia Giari. Codigoro.

Weblinks

http://agricoltura.regione.emilia-romagna.it/psr/doc/pubblicazioni/doc_pubblicazioni/risultati-delle-misure-agroambientali-per-la-biodiversita-in-emilia-romagna/at_download/file/Risultati_misure_biodiversitÃ%C2%A0.pdf