Hunters in many districts of Emilia Romagna regions create new wetlands on fields that otherwise would be cultivated. The new wetlands are named fixed hide or AFV (private shooting areas) and in many districts the owner must maintain water all year long in the pond, in order to offer suitable habitat also during pre-nuptial migration and breeding season.
Region: Emilia Romagna region
Starting date: 1995
Species: Lapwing (Vanellus), Ferrouginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca), Black Winged Stilt (Himantopus Himantopus), Garganey (Anas Querquedula), Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos), Coot (Fulica), Herons (Ardeidae), Raptors
Species characteristics: Migratory species,Abundant species,Huntable species, Threatened species, Protected species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection, Land purchase
Leading partners: Emilia Romagna region- Piano di Sviluppo Rurale