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Application of pesticides in pheasant habitats

The topic ``application of pesticides and their effects on pheasants“ will be investigated in the context of the present study. (more information)

Causes of losses in Ring-necked pheasant chicks

The aim of the study is to elaborate the key factors for the increased pheasants´ chick mortality in practical approaches as well as an ecological context. (further information)

Causes of decline in pheasants and gray partridge

A study about the causes of the decline in pheasants and gray partridges in western Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein. A multiannual investigation project with focusing on potential causes of pathogenic germs. (more information

Continuing investigative study of infection status of European Brown Hares (under special consideration of deceased and dead hares) in Schleswig-Holstein

In Schleswig-Holstein hunters have observed an increase of sick and dead European Brown Hares for several years. (more information)

Investigations regarding the cause of partridge and pheasant population decline in Schleswig-Holstein

Causes of the pheasant and partridge population decline in Schleswig-Holstein are to be determined in the context of this study. (more information)

Investigations on the influence of hunting on geese and crop damages“ - Space use, energy consumption, possibilities for guiding and damage management

Influence of hunting activities on wintering Nordic geese as well as hatching greylag geese and influence of hunt on damages caused by geese. (more information)

Project Life MICA (Management of Invasive Coypu and muskrAt in Europe)

With its LIFE projects (L'Instrument Financier pour l'Environnement), the European Union exclusively supports environmental protection programmes. MICA is an EU Life project with the aim to develop cross-border management strategies for nutria and muskrat in Europe.

In international cooperation between German, Dutch and Belgian institutions, innovative methods will be tested from 2019 to 2023. (Read more)

Spatiotemporal behaviour, health status and feeding ecology of wolves in Lower Saxony

The aim of this project is to gain information about migration flows, health status and the diet composition of wolves in Lower Saxony. (more information)

Wildlife Surveys in Lower Saxony

The continuous survey of wild animal populations and conditions in their habitat constitutes a prerequisite for scientifically sound statements on their abundance and population development.(more information)

Investigations on the animal welfare of the live catch of nutria (Myocastor coypus) as well as of by-catches as basis for a management concept

In Lower Saxony, hunting is the only possibility to decimate the increasing nutria population. In order to ensure animal welfare of trapped nutria, but also of unwanted by-catches such as raccoons or protected species, this project works according to international criteria for evaluation of animal live trapping. (Read more)

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