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Title of the project

The Research of Nesting and Hunted Waterfowl


Hunters involved in collecting data, as well as project motivates to build artificial nesting places for mallard, so that invasive American mink cannot destroy the nests.


Country Latvia
Level National
Site Engures lake, any lake or wetland where hunting takes place

Starting date


Habitat Types


Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species, Abundant species, Migratory species, Invasive Alien Species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Fulica atra, Anas crecca, Anas strepera, Anas clypeata, Anas platyrhynchos, Anas querquedula, Anas penelope, Anas acuta, Aythya ferina, Aythya fuligula, Aythya marila, Melanitta nigra, Bucephala clangula

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners Biology Institute of Latvian University and Hunting NGOs who helped with information

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

13829,00 euro

Estimation of Human Resources needed

Administration of the project, as well as any hunter who would like to participate. No specific number.


Provided later