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For all of these species, possession, exchange, trade, and release are prohibited by law. Except for muskrat and Siberian ground squirrel (containment), the extermination of all these species is pursued.
The European hunting community acknowledges having an important social responsibility in the implementation of the regulation. Hunters can make an essential contribution to the monitoring, awareness and management of these species. In accordance with the Regulation, management is understood to mean the rapid removal ('rapid response') of species not yet present when they are first identified. Species that are already present are either eradicated where possible, or contained spatially, or controlled in numbers. Because the regulation focuses, among other things, on mammals at an early stage of invasion, their monitoring is hampered by often low to extremely low densities. In addition, mammals often have a hidden (nocturnal) way of life. Monitoring, trapping and shooting techniques therefore often require the necessary refinement.
The aim of this project is to refine the monitoring of mammals on the European list that are difficult to detect in such a way that it operationally supports the contribution of Flemish hunters to the objectives of the regulation. The developed methods should, as far as possible, also be usable afterwards by third parties and should also allow for a civil science research approach (in collaboration with stakeholders), because support for the regulation is an important condition for surveillance.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/20 → 31/12/24|
- Invasive species (management)
Thematic List 2020
- Invasive species
- 2 Organisation and participation in conference, workshop, training, seminar, meeting
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organisation and participation in conference, workshop, training, seminar, meeting
D'hondt, B., May-2023, In: Kijk op Exoten. 43, p. 14-15 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A3: Article in a journal without peer reviewOpen AccessFile207 Downloads (Pure)
D'hondt, B., Adriaens, T., Gouwy, J. & Van Den Berge, K., 16-Mar-2023. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › PosterOpen AccessFile367 Downloads (Pure)
Twenty years of muntjac: monitoring and management of an emerging deer species in Flanders (Belgium)D'hondt, B., Deflem, I., Adriaens, T., Mergeay, J. & Casaer, J., 28-Aug-2023.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper/Powerpoint/AbstractOpen AccessFile60 Downloads (Pure)