Management and improvement of agriculture, forestry and wetlands. Population dynamics. Management of populations. Censuses and estimates. Plans of consolidation and reduction. Management of carnivores. Management of pheasant, partridge, red partridge, coturnice. Management of deer, fallow deer, red deer, chamois, mouflon, wild boar and Tetraonidi forest. Management of wetland birds. Management of migratory birds.
Invasive alien species management. Parks management. Animal welfare.
- Lovari S., Riga F. "Manuale di gestione della fauna" Editori Greentime, 2016
- Casanova P. Sorbetti Guerri F. "La caccia in Toscana negli ultimi settanta anni". Edizioni Polistampa. 2003
- Lecture notes (E-LEARNING UNIFI)
- Hunting Hygiene by Sauli Laaksonen and Peter Paulsen - Wageningen Pers (April 10, 2015) (present in our Library)
- Current national and European legislation on protected areas.
- More books and notes available from UNIFI Moodle
Knolewdge acquired: Animal and environmental management
Competence acquired (at the end of the course):
Choice and individuation, in autonomy of judgment, of the environmental improvement measures more suited to local issues
Skills acquired (at the end of the course):Preparation of fauna management plans
Communication skills: ability to transfer acquired knowledge in a simple, clear way and with properties of technical-scientific language
Main concepts of Biology of warm-blooded animals, botany, management of ecoagricultural systems.
Total hours of the course (including the time spent in attending lectures, seminars, private study, examinations, etc...): 225
Hours reserved to private study and other indivual formative activities: 90
Contact hours for: Lectures (hours): 45
Contact hours for: Laboratory (hours): 0
Contact hours for: Laboratory-field/practice (hours): 30-36
Seminars (hours): 0-12
Intermediate examinations: 0
Type of Assessment
Exam modality: oral examination on at least three topics covered in lectures and laboratory.
Aim of examination is to evaluate the personal preparation and critical skills acquired in tackling the many aspects of wildlife management, property in technical language, the simplicity and the ability to tell and transmit knowledge
Features, functions and value of agricultural areas, forest and wetlands. Environmental factors of resistance to wildlife in rural areas. New forestry management guidelines.
Land use for wildlife (recall on).
Wild animal populations dynamics.
Wildlife Management: Carnivores (Wolf, Bear, Lynx), Ungulates (roe deer, fallow deer, chamois, mouflon, wild boar), hare, wild rabbit, birds of agricultural systems (Phasianidae) and forest systems (Tetraonidae).
Bird of prey management.
Migratory birds management .
Wildlife (re)introduction and recovery. Censuses and estimates.
Hunting: Wildlife settlement and
Public Hunting Programs
Wetland wildlife management: Ramsar Convention. Natural and artificial Wetlands. Wetland vegetation. Dune systems. Lagoons. Bird populations management: lawn birds or marginal swamp birds. Reed Birds. Shorebirds. Birds of the shallow water. Diving birds. Other birds. Main wetland amphibian, reptiles and mammals species.
Interior wetlands management: renaturalisation, maintenance of ponds and reed beds, anthropogenic use. Coastal wetlands management: coastal erosion defense; anthropic disorder prevention; maintaining of natural conditions of salinity.
Management of Parks and protected areas
Animal welfare: definition and evaluation of animal welfare.
Hygiene and health: Common animal farming diseases.
Wildlife Recovery Centers