What water inhabitants not hunting, examining their habitats and species
Most birds are fully protected by hunting law, is marsh and water birds. These categories of birds distinguished by a large diversity of species. At the same time, among which there is not such a catastrophic extinction among steppe birds. This is because swampy terrain is less susceptible to human impact than the forest and Prairie lands.
Among the «forbidden» birds there are species that are protected by law not through the decrease in the number or interest for hunting, but because of high usefulness for agricultural purposes. This black-headed gull and white stork.
Representatives of the first type are quite common in some places on the black sea coast. Blackhead gulls live in large colonies and near their nests destroy many harmful insects. No less valuable for agriculture, there are white stork, which can be seen in many places – he destroys the locust pest of meadows and fields and sometimes small rodents.
Residents of the Dniester wetlands of the Swan mute is also included in the number of fully protected birds, which had a beneficial impact on their numbers. In the greatest number they bred first in the lower Danube, where later began to settle in the marshes of the Dnieper and Dniester.
On the coast, the shallow lagoons and lakes you can find such common birds as the duck-Shelduck, Eurasian Oystercatcher pied Avocet and black-winged stilt.
Shelduck as the object of hunting uninteresting because of tasteless meat, and a large number of it is no different. However, this duck can be useful for getting fluff and eggs.
Pied Avocet and black-winged stilt is a bird, more common than ducks-Shelduck, but the object of hunting is not. These species are protected mainly for ethical reasons – they are decorated with a Maritime landscape and enliven his clear voice calls.
In gentle protection needs and a grey crane, a resident of marshy places. Today cranes are found in Polesie, on both banks of the Dnepr, sometimes in swampy areas of Forest. The total number of common cranes on the territory of Ukraine up to several hundred pairs, but because of the tendency of the drainage of wetlands, their population in the future could be seriously affected.
A total ban on hunting certain species of birds has undoubtedly been an effective event that had a positive effect on maintaining the number of birds and has expanded the territory of their residence. In the coming years will again be able to hunt some of the previously protected birds, which will make hunting much more interesting and more productive.