Title of the project
Turtle Dove Management Plan in Italy
Increase the population of turtle doves in Italy
Ambiti territoriali di Caccia uses hunting funds to pay farmers to maintain winter stubble.
Hunting banned during the breeding period.
Annual bag statistics collected.
National ringing schemes are implemented to assess mortality rates.
Hunters money used to pay farmers to maintain habitats that support turtle doves.
Hunters voluntarily limit bag size.
Hunters do not hunt during the breeding season.
Protection status of the areas
|Species Caracteristics||Huntable species, Migratory species|
|Name(s) of main species||Turtle Dove - Streptopelia turtur|
|Leading partners||ACMA (http://www.acma.it/)|
|Other partners||Ambiti territoriali di Caccia (http://www.atcbologna.org/)|