The sense in such measures is questionable, however, as not even the protected bird area can prevent logging of calamity wood which threatens grouses the most.
One of the symbols of Slovak forests, the wood grouse (Tetrao urogallus), has been dying out for more than 30 years.
Determining the age of pinnated and sharp-tailed grouses.
The only indication of endoparasites found in male sharp-tailed grouse collected during the breeding season from the western James Bay region of northern Ontario, Canada, were nematode eggs of an unknown species.
SPRINGWATCH host Chris Packham has urged Marks and Spencer bosses to drop plans to sell red grouse.
He also claims grouse sold in supermarkets is often "toxic" because of the level of lead shot, used to kill the birds, in the meat.
GAMEKEEPERS yesterday predicted a successful grouse shooting season in the region despite fears over the recession and poor weather.
Experts said they hoped for a "promising" year as the grouse season officially got under way on the "Glorious 12th" of August.
The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) has announced a limited raffle drawing for a new Parker Gun AAHE 28-gauge side-by-side shotgun, commissioned to the Remington Arms Co.
Each ticket costs $100 and can be purchased by contacting the Ruffed Grouse Society at (412) 262-4044.
The sage grouse
is a widely ranged, sparsely distributed species that lives in the vast "Sagebrush Sea" in the western US and Canada.
The Sage Grouse
Initiative is an example of how when agriculture and conservation partner together, we can reach our common goals for the greater good, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.