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Title of the project

Flemmish Partridge Project (Vlaams Patrijzenproject)

Description

The Flemmish Partridge project is about working for partridges together. In this project, motivated wildlife management units form ‘Partridge groups’. They develop an action plan for partridges and take actions on the terrain: habitat measures, winter feeding, predator control, monitoring, sustainable shooting management.

On the Flemmish level a steering group with representatives of the Partridge groups, land owners, farmers unions, Regional Landscapes and Flemmish Land Agency follows up the project. Opportunities and constraints are discussed here. Via policy work, Hubertus Vereniging Vlaanderen tries to create opportunities for partridges and sustainable Partridge management (e.g. input on environmental schemes and CAP, predator control, …). Some sensibilisation about wildlife friendly farming was done by the project ‘Zot van pAtrijs’.

Results

Results in 2017 (gathered by enquiry): - 413.37 ha of wild bird seed mixes - planting of 28007 extra shrubs - working together with 295 farmers around environmental shemes and fauna-friendly greening measures - working together with 331 farmers to avoid mowing victims (stimulate fauna-friendly mowing) - localisation of 2069 new feeders to help partridges and other Farmland birds through the harsh winter months - more coordinated efforts around legal predator control - attention for counting partridges and sustainable shooting quota

Location

Country Belgium
Level Local, Regional
Site Flanders - 55 Wildlife Management Units
Province(s) Antwerpen, Limburg, Vlaams-Brabant, Oost-Vlaanderen, West-Vlaanderen
Region Flanders

Starting date

2016

Habitat Types

Farmland, Scrub/Grassland

Protection status of the areas

No protection status

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Partridge - Perdix perdix

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public), Policy work (e.g. positioning of hunting organisations, demonstrating conservation actions)

Partners

Leading partners Hubertus Vereniging Vlaanderen
Other partners Working with 55 wildlife management units

Weblinks

https://hvv.be/info/projecten/vlaams-patrijzenproject/