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Title of the project

Management of Water Bird Shootingby Voluntary Agreements in Denmark


To highlight the importance of Danish hunters in the establishment of hunting-free areas

The writing of a scientific paper on this topic

Hunters demanded and established hunting-free areas


Of 40 questionnaire respondants who answered this question 24 said game shooting had improved as a result, 6 said it had not improved and 10 said they did not know. If the shooting had improved it had done so because of increased bag numbers, increased social relations among hunters, increased local acceptance of game shooting and for other, unspecified reasons.


Country Denmark
Level National

Starting date


Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland, Wetland, Coastal

Protection status of the areas

National protected area


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Abundant species
Species Type Birds, Mammals, Generalist predator

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities)


Leading partners Paper was authored by Jesper S. Schou and Thomas Bregnballe
Other partners Voluntary agreements were drawn up by local branches of the Danish Hunters Association (http://www.jaegerforbundet.dk) and land owners


Schou, J. S. and Bregnballe, T. (2007), Management of water bird shooting by voluntary agreements in Denmark. Sust. Dev., 15: 111–120. doi: 10.1002/sd.304 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sd.304/abstract)