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Title of the project

WILD – Programme for wildlife monitoring [Germany]


To monitor the distribution and populations of German wildlife species to derive strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of wild animals.

Hunters are asked to fill in a survey detailing what species they encountered and where.
This data is then compiled, analysed and used to map species distribution and monitor their popuation trends.

The project was voluntarily undertaken by Deutscher Jagdverband and hunters voluntarily submit their data to the system.


Country Germany
Level National

Starting date


Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland, Coastal, Island, Mountains, Suburban

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, Protected species, Threatened species, Abundant species, Migatory species, Invasive Alien species
Species Type Birds, Mammals, Generalist predators, Large carnivores
Name(s) of main species European hare - Lepus europaeusEuropean rabbit - Oryctolagus cuniculusCommon pheasant - Phasianus colchicusRaccoon dog - Nyctereutes procyonoidesRaccoon - Procyon lotorAmerican mink - Neovison visonEuropean polecat - Mustela putoriusEurasian woodock - Scolopax rusticolaGrey partridge - Perdix perdixCommon raven - Corvus coraxWildcat - Felis sylvestrisEurasian beaver - Castor fiberBeech marten - Martes foinaEuropean pine marten - Martes martesMute swan - Cygnus olorEurasian coot - Fulica atraElk - Alces alcesGrey wolf - Canis lupusHarbor seal - Phoca vitulinaRed fox - Vulpes vulpesEuropean badger - Meles melesWild boar - Sus scrofaRoe deer - Capreolus capreolusGreylag goose - Anser anserCanadian goose - Branta canadensisEgyptian goose - Alopochen aegyptiacaMallard - Anas platyrhynchosCommon wood pigeon - Columba palumbusBarnacle goose - Branta leucopsisRuddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Policy work (e.g. positioning of hunting organisations, demonstrating conservation actions)


Leading partners Deutscher Jagdverband - http://www.jagdverband.de/startseite
Other partners Th√ľnen Institute of Forest Ecosystems (https://www.thuenen.de/en/wo/)Institute of Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (http://www.tiho-hannover.de/en/clinics-institutes/institutes/institute-for-terrestrial-and-aquatic-wildlife-research-itaw/)Project Wildlife cadastral Schleswig-Holstein Country managers from all the German regions