Project Artemis I: Recording harvest parameters in Greece and monitoring game species population dynamics

April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017 FACE

The main aim of ARTEMIS I project is to monitor annually, the game species? population dynamics through the recording of harvest parameters, in order to achieve a scientific and solid based game management and conservation in Greece. The actions involved in the project are co-ordinated from a scientific team of specialists, researchers and academics.

The study is carried out by hunters exclusively who complete annually a statistical questionnaire with the daily results of all their hunting outings, throughout a whole hunting season. A total of 10 variables are recorded during each hunting outing (hunting site, harvested individuals, observed individuals, time spent hunting, cartridges used, number of hunters, number of observed partridges), and the study includes all species which are hunted in Greece, 32 avian species and 5 mammals.

The statistical questionnaire is handed to the hunters at the opening of hunting season, when they renew their hunting license or when new hunters first issue their license.

At the end of hunting season hunters return the completed questionnaires to the scientific team of ARTEMIS I project for data analysis.

Country: Greece
Starting date: 1995
Species: European Rabbit (Oryctolgaus Cuniculus), Common Moorhen (Gallinula Chloropus), Common Snipe (Gallinago Gallinago), Northern Lapwing (Vanellus Vanellus), Eurorasian Coot (Fulicula Atra), Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons), Tufted Duck (Aythya Fuligula), Common Woodpigeon (Columba Palumpus), Common Pochard (Aythia Ferina), Northern Shoveller (Anas Clypeata), Northern Pintail (Anas Acuta), Garganey (Anas Querquedula), Wigeon (Anas Penelope), Gadwall (Anas Strepera), Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos), Common Teal (Anas Crecca), Carrion Crow (Corvus Corone), Jackdaw (Corvus Monedula), Common Magpie (Pica Pica), Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris), Common Blackbird (Turdus Merula), Fieldfare (Turdus Pilaris), Redwing (Turdus Iliacus), Mistle Thrush (Turdus Viscivorus), Song Thrush (Turdus Filomelos), Turtle Dove (Streptopelia Turtur), Rock Pigeon (Columba Livia), European Hare (Lepus Europaeus), Skylark (Alauda Arvensis), Woodcock (Scolopax Rusticola), Common Pheasant (Phasianus Colchicus), Common Quail (Coturnix Coturnix), Chuckar Partridge (Alectoris Chukar), Red Fox (Vulpes Vulpes), Rock Partridge (Alectoris Graeca), Beech Marten (Martes Foina), Wild Boar (Sus Scrofa)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Abundant species, Threatened species
Type of actions: Research and data collection, Communication, Policy work, Enforcement
Leading partners: The Hellenic Hunters Confederation

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