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Title of the project

Programme ALCOTRA


To create a favorable environment for the black grouse and to study the impact of the ungulates on the forest with:
– Diagnostics over the black grouse breeding habitats,
– Restauration of the breeding sites,
– Evaluation of the ungulates impacts on the species and the habitats,
Testing protocoles and experiments analyses

Hunters are fully involved


Opening of the areas


Country France
Level International

Starting date


Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland 

Protection status of the areas

National protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban 


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Abundant species
Species Type Birds, Mammals
Name(s) of main species Black Grouse - Tetrao tetrixRed deer - Cervus elaphusRoe deer - Capreolus capreolusWild boar - Sus scrofaChamois - Rupicapra rupicapra

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data)


Leading partners Parc National du Mercantour : www.mercantour.euParco delle Alpi Marittime: fr.parcoalpimarittime.it/
Other partners ERDFConseil Général du 06

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

140000€ in total budget

Estimation of Human Resources needed

1 full time (hunter employee)4 occasional (hunters too)