National Action plan for the rock partridge (Alectoris graeca)

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National Action plan for the rock partridge (Alectoris graeca)

The Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca (all the recognized subspecies) is included in the Annex I of “Bird” Directive 2009/147/EC and show an unfavorable status in Italy. The National Action Plan for the species detects the threats and the limiting factors to the conservation of its populations. The main treaths are the abandonment of agricultural and pastoral activities in mountain areas and the failure of management strategy. The Plain defines an organic framework of measures to ensure long-term survival of the populations and promotes cooperation of competent Authorities and Stakeholders. These actions are aimed at the conservation and improvement of breeding habitats, control of the actual limiting factors (isolation of populations, poaching and genetic pollution), and to promote the correct management strategies. The Plan highlights, also, some actions to monitor the demographic parameters of the species, to investigate its sanitary and genetic status, and to improve the knowledge on the species ecology.

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