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Reconciling gamebird hunting and biodiversity (REGHAB)

Objective

Game bird hunting is an important socio-economic activity in Europe. It can provide benefits to biodiversity through e.g. the maintenance or management of habitats, but may also have negative implications for biodiversity, through e.g. the unsustainable use of resources or the illegal persecution of raptors in order to maximise game numbers. The latter is a key conflict for nature conservation in Europe. The aims of this proposal are:
1) to provide a global review on the costs and benefits of game bird hunting to biodiversity in different hunting regimes throughout Europe;
2) to review the conflicts between predator control and raptor conservation in Europe within the context of predator-prey interactions;
3) to address these conflicts in the context of the socio-economic value of hunting, and evaluate methods of reducing these conflicts; and,
4) to identify critical areas where knowledge is lacking, and propose future research priorities.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Libertad 7A
13004 Ciudad Real
Spain

Participants (10)

ASOCIACION DE PROPRIETARIOS RURALES Y PRODUCTORES DE CAZA DE CASTILLA-LA-MANCHA
Spain
Address
Infantes 1
13002 Ciudad Real
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Villiers-en-bois
79360 Beauvoir Sur Niort
FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE CAZA
Spain
Address
Francos Rodríguez 70
28039 Madrid
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Hill Of Brathens
AB31 4BY Banchory(kincardinshire)
OFFICE NATIONAL DE LA CHASSE
France
Address
Domaine De Saint-benoist
78 610 Auffargis
ORDENAMENTO E GESTAO DE RECURSOS NATURAIS LDA
Portugal
Address
11-49,Avenida Visconde Valmor 11-3°
1000-289 Lisboa
THE GAME CONSERVANCY TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Burgate Manor
SP6 1EF Fordingbridge
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
645,Avenida Diagonal 645
08028 Barcelona
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Quai Saint Bernard 7, Case A7 237
75252 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Finland
Address

20014 Turku / Abo