Modern wildlife management: example of four species in the province of Alessandria (Italy)
F. SILVANO, C. ACQUARONC & M. CUCCO
31 - Pages 213-218
01 December 2000
This article is a part of the thematic issue Animal management and demography through the ages
Mail has affected biological equilibria by increasing the number of useful species and by reducing populations that tend to expand markedly and thus threaten agriculture. Management has often been limited to simple operations of repopulation and/or reintroduction without verification of the effects of the interventions. However, the first step of a correct wildlife management is to know the status of the faunal patrimony to be managed, therefore regular counts/censuses must be carried out. Here we report operations that have been carried out by the Province of Alessandria for the management of two species of particular faunal-hunting interest (the hare and pheasant) and of two nuisance species (the crow and the magpie).