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Title of the project

Skylark management plan in Italy


Increase the Italian population of skylarks

Bag limits to 10/day/hunter and 50/year/hunter. This has been doubled in some regions. Suggested and accepted by ISPRA.
Farmers paid to maintain winter stubble.
Monitoring of populations via post-nuptial ringing.

Hunters voluntarily accepted the bag size limits and pay farmers to maintain winter stubble.


Country Italy
Level National

Habitat Types

Farmland, Scrub/Grassland 

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Emerald Network, Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, Hunting reserve, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Threatened species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Eurasian skylark - Alauda arvensis

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Enforcement (e.g. of hunting legislation, codes of conduct)


Leading partners ACMA (http://www.acma.it/)
Other partners ISPRA (http://www.isprambiente.gov.it/en)Ambiti territoriali di Caccia (http://www.atcbologna.org/)