Title of the project
Follow-up inspection of the rabies vaccination
While Foxes and Raccon Dogs have been hunted or killed in traffic, hunters gather their heads and blood samples and send them to the local veterinary board to contribute to rabies control.
Estonia has been a rabies-free country (since 2014), the project has been hugely successful and the hunters continue to participate every year to make sure that the disease isn't reintroduced to our country from neighbouring countries that still have rabies.
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Huntable species, Abundant species, Invasive Alien species,|
|Species Type||Generalist predators|
|Name(s) of main species||Fox (vulpes vulpes), Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)|
Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)
|Leading partners||The Estonian Veterinary Board, the European Commission|
Estimation of the budget (total or annual)
37 000 per year