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Title of the project

Wetland creation in agricultural landascape


A group of hunters rented fields from landowner and created two ponds for hunting purposes, flooding is present from end of August till April/May.


Birds are using ponds for feeding and resting during migration and wintering. Some particular species is now present, as Botaurus stellaris, Pleagadis falcinellus, Platalea leucorodia, Aythya nyroca, Limosa limosa, Calidris pugnax etc.


Country Italy
Level Local
Site Fields around Foce Fiume Amato-seashore
Municipalities involved Lamezia Terme
Province(s) Catanzaro
Region Calabria

Starting date


Habitat Types

Farmland, Wetland, Coastal

Protection status of the areas

No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species, Abundant species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species All anatidae, Botaurus stellaris, Herons, Scolopacidae, Charadridae,

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Land purchase (e.g. purchase areas for management and restorations activities)


Leading partners No

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

Renting of area 5000/euros/year; Creating ponds around 5000/euros; Maintenance activities (cutting vegetation, water management etc.) around 4000/euros/year.

Estimation of Human Resources needed

Around 6 people involved, Around 100/hours/year