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Hunting ground unit for science and training (MMMPV) of the Institute of Forestry, LAMMC


According to the Law on Hunting (No. IX-966, 20 June, 2002) Paragraph 2 of the Order of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania “On the specification of hunting grounds for commercial wildlife management development in the state forests and assignation of hunting grounds for science and training purposes” (Valstybės žinios, 2000, No. 60-1792) by the Resolution No. 425 “Concerning approval of the Rules on Hunting in the Territory of the Republic of Lithuania” of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (Valstybės žinios, 2000, No. 32-905), the territory was assigned to the Institute of Forestry, LAMMC for research and training. According to parts 1, 2 and 6 of Paragraph 8 and the part 1 of Paragraph 11 of the Law on Hunting, that has come into force since April 1, 2003, and Paragraph 10 of the Order No. 169 of August 14, 2003 of the Head of Telšiai Region, the total area of 5 646 hectares of the hunting grounds was assigned to the Institute of Forestry, including 2 423.5 ha of forests, 717 ha of open lands and shrubs, 120.4 ha of water bodies, and 2385.1 ha of lands prohibited for hunting. According to the Order No. AD1-503 of September 6, 2023, of the Department of Wildlife Conservation of the Environmental Protection under the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, the permission to use wildlife resources in the hunting ground unit was extended.

The hunting grounds are assigned to establish the modern scientific and training base of the wildlife management, performing scientific research on animal and plant communities, biodiversity protection and maintenance. Hunting grounds for research and training (hereinafter MMMPV) are managed and wildlife resources are used according to the valid legal acts, the Institute of Forestry, LAMMC integrated scientific and training activity research programme “Sustainable use of wildlife resources for protecting biodiversity”, and MMMPV Game Management Plan, implementing the model of integrated forest and wildlife management on the protected area in the context of biodiversity protection. The programme ensures the continuity of scientific research on wildlife management and implementation in the MMMPV.