Title of the project
Partridge Count Scheme
provide demographic data on the grey partridge in UK
survey hunting estates for bag data on partridges. Run along similar lines as the National Gamebag Census, this scheme collects information primarily on partridge abundance and breeding success, although some information on numbers of partridges shot is also collected.
The project was established by the Game and Wildfowl Trust, a body who is mainly funded by hunting estates. Hunting estates also provided the bag data.
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Huntable species|
|Name(s) of main species||Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix), Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)|
|Leading partners||Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (https://www.gwct.org.uk/)|
Estimation of Human Resources needed
(c. 1% of total UK land area), and the GCTs target is to extend this to 1 million
ha by 2005