Brown Hare Monitoring

April 20, 2017
Posted in Mammals
April 20, 2017 FACE

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 – 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.

Country: Germany
Lower Saxony
Starting date:
Species: Brown Hare (Lepus Europaeus)
Species characteristics: Huntable species
Type of actions: Research and data collection
Leading partners: Egbert Strauß: local hunter


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