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Title of the project

Programme ALCOTRA

Description

To create a favorable environment for the black grouse and to study the impact of the ungulates on the forest with:
– Diagnostics over the black grouse breeding habitats,
– Restauration of the breeding sites,
– Evaluation of the ungulates impacts on the species and the habitats,
Testing protocoles and experiments analyses

Hunters are fully involved

Results

Opening of the areas

Location

Country France
Level International

Starting date

2013

Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland 

Protection status of the areas

National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban 

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Abundant species
Species Type Birds, Mammals
Name(s) of main species Black Grouse - Tetrao tetrix
Red deer - Cervus elaphus
Roe deer - Capreolus capreolus
Wild boar - Sus scrofa
Chamois - Rupicapra rupicapra

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)

Partners

Leading partners Parc National du Mercantour : www.mercantour.eu
Parco delle Alpi Marittime: fr.parcoalpimarittime.it/
Other partners ERDF
Conseil Général du 06

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

140000€ in total budget

Estimation of Human Resources needed

1 full time (hunter employee)
4 occasional (hunters too)

Weblinks

http://www.europe-en-rhonealpes.eu/1160-alcotra.htm