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Title of the project

Management of Water Bird Shootingby Voluntary Agreements in Denmark

Description

To highlight the importance of Danish hunters in the establishment of hunting-free areas

The writing of a scientific paper on this topic

Hunters demanded and established hunting-free areas

Results

Of 40 questionnaire respondants who answered this question 24 said game shooting had improved as a result, 6 said it had not improved and 10 said they did not know. If the shooting had improved it had done so because of increased bag numbers, increased social relations among hunters, increased local acceptance of game shooting and for other, unspecified reasons.

Location

Country Denmark
Level National

Starting date

1993

Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland, Wetland, Coastal

Protection status of the areas

National protected area

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Abundant species
Species Type Birds, Mammals, Generalist predator

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities)

Partners

Leading partners Paper was authored by Jesper S. Schou and Thomas Bregnballe
Other partners Voluntary agreements were drawn up by local branches of the Danish Hunters Association (http://www.jaegerforbundet.dk) and land owners

Publication(s)

Schou, J. S. and Bregnballe, T. (2007), Management of water bird shooting by voluntary agreements in Denmark. Sust. Dev., 15: 111–120. doi: 10.1002/sd.304 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sd.304/abstract)

Weblinks

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sd.304/abstract