Hunting of small carnivores in order to protect bird species

April 1, 2017
Posted in Mammals
April 1, 2017 FACE

To protect the breeding of water birds, grouses and other protected bird species, and to improve surviving of other indigenous species. Subtargets: 1) to increase the value of natural furs (comparing to farming furs) for economical purposes. Name of the project: Alien carnivore species project (2010-2012). 2) Prevent the spreading of fox mange/scab. By hunting small carnivores

Country: Finland
Projects at local and national levels. National and ongoing process (every year)
Starting date:
Species: Grouseraccoon Dog (Nyctereutes Procyonoides), American Mink (Neovison Vison), Fox (Vulpes Vulpes), Pine Marten (Martes Martes), Stoat (Mustela Erminea), European Polecat (Mustela Putorius), Badger (Meles Meles)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Migratory species, Protected species, Abundant species, Invasive Alien species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Communication
Leading partners: The process has no leading organisation.It is an ongoing process where hunters can hunt and trap on their own. Projects have different leading organisations. Small scale competitions are conducted by local hunting groups.

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