WHICH GAME BIRDS FROM ROMANIA ARE PREFERRED BY THE FOREIGN HUNTERS? PUBLISHEDFlorin CAPALB, Cristian Mihai ENESCU firstname.lastname@example.org
In Romania, hunting is regulated by Law no 407/2006 on hunting and the protection of hunting fund, with subsequent modifications. Specific information regarding the hunting season and hunting quota for the species of interest is provided every year by the ministry responsible with the management of the wildlife species. According to the latest statistics, the area of the national hunting fund is 21.9 million hectares, being managed by 592 hunting associations, branches of National Forest Administration ROMSILVA and forestry research and educational universities. The purpose of the study was to analyze the statistics provided by the central public authority responsible for hunting activity for the timeframe 2015-2017 as concerns the approved annual quotas for game birds. Special attention was given to the preferences of the foreign hunters. Out of the total number of birds for which the hunting is permitted, the foreigners preferred to hunt twelve species. These include the Eurasian skylark, common quail and fieldfare. The approved quotas for the hunting season 2016/2017 for the Eurasian skylark and common quail were achieved in the proportion of 56.4% and 59.0%, respectively, out of which 59.5% in the case of Eurasian skylark and 31.5% for common quail was bagged by foreigner hunters.
common quail, Eurasian skylark, game birds, hunting, quota
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