The Red Deer almost disappeared from the Swiss Jura massif at the beginning of the 20th century. This research project (following a previous one called: Projet INTERREG IIIa) is a French-Swiss collaboration that aims to follow the recolonization of the Red Deer in the area. The study focuses on: To increase the knowledge of the Red Deer populations in the massif; To define the damages in the forests, to manage the populations and to experiment techniques for the environment to become less vulnerable; To communicate with the management platform and to train professionals; To inform the general public on the presence of the species.
Region: Jura, Vaud, Genève, Berne, Neuchâtel, Bâle campagne, Soleure, Ain, Doubs
Starting date: 2010
Species: Red Deer (Cervus Elaphus)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Threatened species
Type of actions: Management of habitats and wildlife, Research and data collection, Communication
Leading partners: France:National Office of Franche-Comté and Rhône Alpes (http://www.onf.fr/onf/sommaire/contact/contact/20080925-065010-589869/@@index.html)Regional Center of Forestry Property of Franche Comté (https://www.foretpriveefrancaise.com/n/franche-comte/n:785)Ain Hunting Federation (http://www.fdcain.com/)Doubs Hunting Federation (http://www.fdc25.com/)Wildlife National Office (http://www.oncfs.gouv.fr/)Switzerland:ChasseSuisse (https://www.chassesuisse.ch/)Federal Office of Environment, Forests and Landscapes (https://www.bafu.admin.ch/bafu/fr/home.html)General Direction of Environement and Biodiversity of Vaud (https://www.vd.ch/autorites/departements/dte/environnement/)Wildlife and Angling Service of Geneva (http://ge.ch/nature/faune/faune-sauvage-de-geneve)Hunting Service of Bâle-CampagneHunting Service of SoleureEnvironment Office of JuraWildlife Service of Neuchâtel