Skylark management plan in Italy

October 5, 2017
Posted in Birds
October 5, 2017 FACE

Increase the Italian population of skylarks Bag limits to 10/day/hunter and 50/year/hunter. This has been doubled in some regions. Suggested and accepted by ISPRA. Farmers paid to maintain winter stubble. Monitoring of populations via post-nuptial ringing. Hunters voluntarily accepted the bag size limits and pay farmers to maintain winter stubble.

Country: Italy
Starting date: 2013
Species: Eurasian Skylark (Alauda Arvensis)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Threatened species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection, Enforcement
Leading partners: ACMA (

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