Title of the project
Oasi di Montelenoni
Protected natural oasis, as Monteleoni, have the task to preserve flora as well as to promote wildlife protection, conserving their environment. Monteleoni oasis shows a natural environment with beautiful landscape, wildlife and hundreds of years old plants.
Specific guided visits are organized to increase the interest of young people in environment preservation. Thus, another important aim of the oasis is to put in contact people with natural environment. The oasis management has also the goal to increase tourism in the area.
The presence of wildlife has been assessed through cameratrap and then genetic monitoring has been carried out through hair collection. Wildlife monitoring has been set up as well as genetic analyses of carnivore’s scats (wild cat, marten, eagle owl).
Supervision of the area by volunteer hunting guards
Censuses of permanent fauna species of most interest (e.g. woodcock)
Habitat protection and conservation
Scientific monitoring of wildlife
Prevention measures against damages caused by wildlife
Targeted projects for the study of protected species
Construction of a bird observatory equipped and observation points for bird life and organization of censuses related to migration in birds
Creation of publications, movies photos etc (young people targeted with particular attention to school).
Hunters are directly involved in the mainteinance of paths within the oasis.
All the activities listed in this document have been developed by hunters in the framework of their collaboration with the Grosseto Province.
Increase in wildlife knowledge and monitoring.
Increase in hunters
|Site||Oasi di Monteleoni|
|Municipalities involved||Grosseto, Roccastrada, Civitella Paganico, Campagnatico|
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species|
|Species Type||Birds, Large carnivores|
|Name(s) of main species||wildcat (Felis silvestris), marten (Martes), Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo), Eurasian woodcock (Scolopax rusticola),…|
|Leading partners||Provincia di Grosseto|
|Other partners||Federazione Italiana della Caccia (F.I.d.C.) – Grosseto section (www.federcacciatoscana.it) is in charge the management of the whole area.
State Forestry Department and the Provincial Police for guards