Wednesday, 11 March 2015

5 top tips for successful Grey partridge re-introduction

1. Ask for advice tailored to your land before making any attempt to re-introduce grey partridges.

2. Do not re-introduce grey partridges if you have over two pairs per 100 hectares on at least 400 hectares. Aim for a recovery project instead.

3. Before starting your re-introduction make sure you improve the habitat, intensify predator management and provide feeders.

4. Where there are none or very few grey partridges still present, fostering young greys to wild-living pairs and parent-reared family groups is the best strategy to start with.

5. Reduce the risk of accidental shooting and disturbance to grey partridges during the breeding season.

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