Grey Partridge2002

Grey Partridge2002

Summary:

Species Action Plans Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix)

This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern. [source: Birdlife.org]

This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern. [source: Birdlife.org]

Grey Partridge[Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) Switzerland 2002]
En Suisse, la perdrix grise est une espèce que l’on peut chasser, mais les dernières perdrix grises tirées l’ont été en 1987. En effet, le Parlement a décidé en 1988 un moratoire de dix ans pour la chasse à la perdrix, que le Conseil fédéral a ensuite prolongé de 10 ans en 1998. En 1991, l’OFEFP a chargé la Station ornithologique suisse de Sempach d’élaborer des bases pour la protection de cette espèce. Il s’agissait en particulier de sauver les deux derniers effectifs vivant en Suisse, dans la «Champagne genevoise» (canton de Genève) et dans le «Klettgau» (canton de Schaffhouse) en encourageant des mesures de compensation écologique. Malgré le grand engagement des collaborateurs du projet, des cantons concernés et surtout des agriculteurs, il n’a pas été possible de conserver cet animal. La perdrix grise a disparu du Klettgau en 1993 et il ne restait que deux couples dans le canton de Genève en l’an 2000. Bien que l’objectif visé n’ait pas été atteint, le projet a effectué un travail de pionnier exemplaire. Les expériences faites ont beaucoup contribué à mettre en place la compensation écologique dans les zones agricoles soumises à une exploitation intensive et ont servi à développer une politique agricole durable.

Citation

Perdrix grise Rapport final 1991-2000 Faune sauvage Office fédéral de l’environnement, des forêts et du paysage OFEFP

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Grey Partridge[Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) Switzerland 2002]
In Switzerland, the partridge was traditionally a game bird. However, partridges were last shot in this country in 1987. In 1988, a 10-year moratorium on shooting this species was imposed by Parliament, and this was extended for a further 10 years by the Federal Council in 1998. In 1991, SAEFL requested the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach to establish a framework for the protection of the partridge. In particular, ecological compensation measures were to be promoted in an attempt to save the country’s last two surviving populations of partridges -?in the «Champagne genevoise» (canton of Geneva) and in the Klettgau region (canton of Schaffhausen). Despite the considerable efforts of those involved in the project, the cantons concerned, and not least the farming community, the actual target species, the partridge, could not be preserved. The species disappeared from the Klettgau region in 1993, and in the canton of Geneva only two pairs remained in 2000. Although the project failed to achieve its specific goal, exemplary work of a pioneering nature was carried out. The practical experience accumulated was instrumental in shaping the ecological compensation measures taken in intensively farmed regions and stimulated the development of a sustainable agricultural policy.

Citation

Rebhuhn Schlussbericht 1991-2000 Herausgegeben vom Bundesamt für Umwelt, Wald und Landschaft BUWAL Bern, 2002

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Conservation Status

  • #naam# status Least Concern
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