Conservation and management of wetlands in Po delta and Venice Lagoon

December 27, 2017
December 27, 2017 FACE

Private shooting areas named Aziende Faunistico Venatorie (AFV) maintain wetlands and wetland habitat to host waterbirds and huntable ducks in particular. The maintenance of habitat is necessary to obtain from Public Administration (District and Region) the private right to hunt in the area. Each AFV is the owner of the hunting right and have to prepare an environment program and resources management to maintain the right to hunt. restoring banks, creating fresh water lagoons, regulating water level, planting wetland vegetation. private hunters create and manage habitat.

Country: Italy
Starting date:
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Protected species, Migratory species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection, Enforcement
Leading partners: Such wetlands are private and private hunters create and manage habitat. All private shooting areas are part of Ente Nazionale Produttori Selvaggina (EPS-Private hunting areas association(, that help associates in some administrative process that involve habitat maintenance.

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