Title of the project
Lapwing Management Plan in Italy
Increase the population of lapwings.
Incentives introduced to encourage farmers to retain/restore pastoral pockets in arable areas, retain/restore damp/wet areas.
Extensive data on bag sizes was collected.
Temporary hunting restrictions placed where evidence exists of excessive hunting.
Awareness-raising campaign of the decline of lapwings.
National program to monitor breeding populations introduced.
Study of lapwing fledgeling success and reasons for failure under different management regimes was introduced.
National program to monitor wintering population introduced.
Limit bag size/day and /year.
Hunters have a key role in management of hunting lands and pay farmers to flood lands, maintain field stubble and grasses.
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Huntable species, Abundant species, Migratory species|
|Name(s) of main species||Northern lapwing - Vanellus vanellus|
|Leading partners||ACMA (http://www.acma.it/)|
|Other partners||ISPRA (http://www.isprambiente.gov.it/en)Ambiti territoriali di Caccia (http://www.atcbologna.org/)|