The project seeks to increase populations of wading birds including curlews (Numenius spp.) and lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) by controlling populations of generalist predators including foxes (Vulpes vulpes) Data was gathered on predator control to assess to what extent predation was limiting the recruitment rate of these species. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) ran the project and hunters were asked to submit their data on predator control for the survey.
Country: United Kingdom
Region: North Wales
Starting date: 2013
Species: Curlew (Numenius Aquata), Lapwing (Vanellus Vanellus), Fox (Vulpes Vulpes)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Protected species, Abundant species, Migratory species, Threatened species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection, Communication
Leading partners: BASC (https://basc.org.uk/)