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Title of the project

Identification and quantification of the effects of agricultural pesticides on red-legged partridge in Spain

Description

Identification and quantification of the effects of agricultural pesticides on red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) in Spain.

Experimental design with 42 couples eating different treatments. The project aims to analyse the effect of seeds treated with different pesticides products, so it is applicable in all types of agricultural areas with or without protection.

All the projects and their findings can be found in http://www.fecaza.com/fedenca/estudios

Hunters are involved through FEDENCA Foundation of the Royal Spanish Hunting Federation, which promotes and coordinates service the project.

Results

Negative effect of the pesticide: decline in survival, weight loss, decline of chick survival,…

Location

Country Spain
Level National

Starting date

2009

Habitat Types

Farmland

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa)

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)

Partners

Leading partners The Royal Spanish Federation of Hunting promotes and coordinates the project through his foundation, the foundation FEDENCA ((http://www.fecaza.com/fedenca.html#.V6CmPtJ96Uk))
Other partners In the first two years, the project had the support of
Oficina Nacional de la Caza (http://oficinanacionaldecaza.org/)

In the first two years, the project had the support of the Biodiversity Foundation (http://fundacion-biodiversidad.es/), of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/).

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

The project budget varies annually, but usually around 50,000 per year.

Estimation of Human Resources needed

Scientific: a doctor of veterinary and laboratory technician
Technical support and coordination: administrative, technical, and management of the RFEC

Five to six people on average per season, not including maintenance staff and cleanliness of animals.

Publication(s)

Proyectos Fedenca
Identification and quantification of the effects of agricultural pesticides on red-legged partridge in Spain
FEDENCA - Real Federacion Espanola de caza (RFEC)
2011

Weblinks

http://www.fecaza.com/images/stories/INFORME__FINAL_SEGUNDA_TEMPORADA_PROYECTO_SEMILLAS.pdf