The case study used spotlight strip census routes to estimate Brown Hare numbers in a 793 ha hunting district by local hunters. The habitats, dominated by intensively farmed arable land were also mapped. Guidelines from the German monitoring programme WILD (German wildlife information system – www.jagdnetz.de/wild) were applied This is part of a Germany-wide long-term monitoring program of game populations which is carried out by hunters and was initiated by the German Hunters? Association and the Hunters? Association of Lower Saxony in 2001.
Region: Lower Saxony
Starting date: 1991
Species: Brown Hare (Lepus Europaeus)
Species characteristics: Huntable species
Type of actions: Research and data collection
Leading partners: Egbert Strauß: local hunterhttp://www.tiho-hannover.de/index.php?id=5594