Wildlife conservation and management
Since 1987 D.R.E.AM. Italia has been dealing with wildlife studies, in particular specialising in Ungulates (especially deer, roe dear, fallow deer and wild boar), wolf, chiropterans and birds, as well as in other animal taxa, such as hare, mustelids, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates. Standard census techniques and data processing are used, which makes it possible to perform accurate spatial and temporal comparisons, also by designing dedicated software on storage and management of gathered information, which can be connected in real time to digital cartography through GIS; as well as to use the organisms being studied as environmental indicators.
The Company took part to the technical working group established by the Ministry of Environment and by the Institute for Environment Protection and Research (ISPRA) with the goal of setting out a National Action Plan for the conservation of capreolus capreolus ssp. Italicus, and worked with ISPRA to create a “Guide to biometric survey of ungulates”.
Since 2009 it has been a technical partner of LIPU (Italian league for bird protection) and of Ministry for Agriculture and Forest, with regard to the issues concerning the assessment of population trends as well as analysis of data included in the Italian Ornithological Monitoring. And finally, it co-represents Italy in the EBBC, i.e. the European Bird Count Council.
It takes part into “Eurodeer European Database”, a project aiming at collecting and processing telemetric data collected by GPS-GSM techniques, in order to improve knowledge on roe deer (capreolus capreolus L.) ethology, together with European renowned research groups.