Scientific knowledge

Four actions will be carried out in order to improve the scientific knowledge of the species :

• Telemetric monitoring in the Basses Vallées Angevines and Moyenne Vallée de l’Oise to clarify the use of different habitats by the Corncrake before and after mowing ;

• Studying the development and attractiveness of the ground vegetation: the objective is to assess the impact of agricultural management on vegetal composition, and to study its attractiveness for the Corncrake.

• Monitoring and analysis of the chronology of mowing on the land under and without contracts (agri-environmental measures) for measuring changes in the timing of mowing and adapt future agri-environmental measures.

• Annual monitoring of the breeding population to identify the relevance and effectiveness in the short and long term actions proposed in the programme. This monitoring will enable to study the area favourable to the corncrake and the evolution of the singing Corncrakes.

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Radio-tracking monitoring

Sites involved in the action The Basses Vallées Angevines and the Moyenne Vallée de l’Oise Objective Improving the protection of broods and individuals saved from mowing machines. Description Studying movements and suitability of different habitats for the Corncrake during the breeding season (...)

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Study of the evolution and attractiveness of the ground vegetation

Sites involved in the action The Basses Vallées Angevines, Moyenne vallée de la Charente and the Moyenne vallée de l’Oise. Objective Identifying and providing practical improvements for grassland management practices, essential for maintaining suitable ground vegetation for the Corncrake and (...)

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Monitoring the mowing

Sites involved in the action The Basses Vallée Angevines, Moyenne Vallée de la Charente and the Moyenne Vallée de l’Oise Objective Assessing the impact of conservation measures and communication about chronology of mowing Description The conservation management measures for the Corncrake aim at (...)

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Breeding monitoring

Sites involved in the action The Basses Vallées Angevines, Vallée de la Loire, Moyenne Vallée de la Charente and Moyenne Vallée de l’Oise Objective Assessing the impact of conservation measures on the Corncrake population Description The monitoring focuses on: • the annual assessment of Corncrake (...)

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