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Title of the project

Pintail duck Management Plan in Italy


Increase Italian population size of pintail ducks.

Imposition of bag limits.
Creation and conservation of wetlands and lagoons by the hunting community.
Bag survey data studied.
Enforcement of hunting season.
Appropriate management and conservation of wetlands is supported.
Annual census of wintering population carried out.
National ringing surveys and study of past ringing data.

Hunters voluntarily play a key role in the preservation of coastal wetlands in the Northern Adriatic, and are obliged to do so elsewhere.


Country Italy
Level National

Habitat Types

Wetland, Coastal

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Emerald Network, Ramsar, Regional protected area, National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, Hunting reserve, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Northern pintail - Anas acuta

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Enforcement (e.g. of hunting legislation, codes of conduct)


Leading partners ACMA (http://www.acma.it/)
Other partners ISPRA (http://www.isprambiente.gov.it/en)FIDC (http://www.federcaccia.org/)International Waterfowl Census (http://www.parchialpicozie.it/page/displayItem/116)