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Title of the project

National programme for sustainable development of game species populations

Description

For the period of operation of the National Programme the Bulgarian nature has been enriched with 1,644,075 farm produced birds of the species –
Phasianus colchicus, Perdix perdix, Alectoris chukar, Anas platyrhynchos and 312 individuals of the species – Cervus elaphus, Dama dama, Ovis musimon, Sus scrofa.
Also, under the Programme, the construction of 228 biotechnical facilities has been finalised, whose purpose is to ensure conditions for adaptation of the farm produced birds to the natural environment before they are released in nature so as to ensure their survival.
In order to establish the survivability, rings are fitted to the birds.

Results

For the period of operation of the National Programme the Bulgarian nature has been enriched with 1,644,075 farm produced birds of the species - Phasianus colchicus, Perdix perdix, Alectoris chukar, Anas platyrhynchos and 312 individuals of the species – Cervus elaphus, Dama dama, Ovis musimon, Sus scrofa.Also, under the Programme, the construction of 228 biotechnical facilities has been finalised, whose purpose is to ensure conditions for adaptation of the farm produced birds to the natural environment before they are released in nature so as to ensure their survival. In order to establish the survivability, rings are fitted to the birds. For the purpose of increasing the professional competencies of the persons directly involved in the releasing activities,was prepared and disseminated a manual.

Location

Country Bulgaria
Level National

Starting date

2004

Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland, Coastal, Island, Mountains

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Hunting reserve, No protection status

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species
Species Type Birds, Mammals (other than large carnivores)
Name(s) of main species Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus), Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix), Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), Fallow Deer (Dama dama), Eastern Mouflon (Ovis musimon), Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)

Conservation action(s)

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

Partners

Leading partners Union of hunters and angler in Bulgaria

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

EUR 9, 732, 888 for the 2004-2016 period

Estimation of Human Resources needed

hunters of 100 associations, 10 game farms and 5 Hunting reserves