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Title of the project

Management of common pheasant on 176,000 ha in Eure-et-Loir

Description

Out of 32 management units representing more than 176,000 hectares, common pheasant is managed in its natural state. Up to now, the Hunters Federation of Eure-et-Loir has developed restocking measures based on pheasants from natural strains. During a restocking period (on average 3 years), and until the population density is sufficient (counts and sampling), hunting is prohibited based on a zero hunting plan. After that, the hunting plan, or the Approved Game Management Plan, assigns for each territory of the management unit a harvest quota based on summer counts and sampling.

Location

Country France
Level Local
Region Centre-Val de Loire

Habitat Types

Farmland

Protection status of the areas

No protection status

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Phasianus colchicus

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife

Partners

Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs de Eure-et-Loir