Black grouse preservation
The black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix), is a typical species of the mountain environments of the Alps and the Balkans, where it lives near rhododendron shrubs, mountain pines, junipers and conifer woods. Due to its small population and range, the black grouse is a vulnerable animal and therefore it is listed in Annex I of the Birds Directive. The main threats for the conservation of this animal are the climate change and the extension of woods at the expense of meadows due to the abandonment of forests.
The studies are part of the monitoring program concerning the sites of Natura 2000 Network and the Action C17 of the Life+ T.E.N. Project (Demonstrative action for the species preservation: promotion of black grouse groups preservation).