The proposed project aims to protect and develop small venison hunting resources byincreasing the efficiency of the management of wildlife populations with economic value namely the hare (Lepus europaeus), the pheasant (Phaesianus cholchichus) and the partridge (Perdix perdix), and also migratory small venison species.

The objectives are:

1) Evaluation of the efficiency of hunting resources management

2) Development of the conceptual framework for integrated and adaptive management of small venison populations at different spatial and temporal scales

3) Modeling of the multiple effects of management actions at different spatial scales

4) Innovative methods and instruments for assessing and effectively managing the  wildlife fauna with economic value

5) Adaptation and development of the integrated and adaptive management demonstrative model

6) Ensuring the transfer of the new knowledge to target groups / dissemination

Research on the relationship between hunting and biodiversity showed that both hunting and its management have an impact on biodiversity. The implications of hunting management still go beyond the economic and social field having an significant impact on biodiversity (eg. controlling the predators so as to be numerically maximized hunting species). But hunting management can have a positive impact on biodiversity (e.g. by the measures for increasing the diversity in agricultural systems). The project is based on previous achievements in the  management of hunting resources but also on achievements in ecology and biodiversity conservation fields.