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Regional Act No. 23 on the protection of wild fauna and hunting in Sardinia Region.

Territorial subdivision
Document type
Wild species & ecosystems
Management/conservation Ecosystem preservation Protection of habitats Hunting/capture Wild fauna Hunting authorization/permit Hunting gear/hunting methods Inspection Birds Protected area Institution Policy/planning Reptiles Offences/penalties Protection of species
Geographical area
Alps, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe

This Regional Act is aimed at the conservation of wild fauna and natural habitats in Sardinia. It is divided into six Titles. Hunting is permitted only if it is carried out giving priority to ecological balance of birds and mammals. It must be compatible with the conservation of wild fauna and the protection of agricultural and forestry production. The Region shall establish special permanent areas of conservation, as provided for by article 4. The capture or killing of protected wild animals listed in the Annex to this Regional Act is prohibited. Nevertheless, said animals may be captured and/or killed for researching or other scientific purposes in case of issuance of a special authorization by the Regional Authority. Articles 7-18 make provision for the bodies exercising powers in matter of conservation and improvement of wild fauna, which are: a) the Regional Authority for the protection of the environment; b) the Regional Fauna Committee; c) the Provinces; d) the Provincial Fauna Committees; e) the Committees for the management of hunting areas. The Region shall approve the programme related to fauna and hunting in Sardinia, as referred to in article 19. Title II concerns hunting. It takes particular account of the means of capture and killing that are allowed (art. 41). Article 42 lays down hunting requirements ( such as hunting licence and authorization ). Only birds and mammals listed in article 48 may be killed. In certain periods established by article 49 hunting is not allowed. Title III concerns further prohibitions as well as control measures and penalties.

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References - Legislation


Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds.

Legislation | European Union | 1979 (2003)

Keyword: Birds, Hunting/capture, Endangered species, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Protection of species


Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

Legislation | European Union | 1992 (2013)

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Protected area, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Data collection/reporting, Protection of species


Amended by

Regional Act No. 5 supplementing Regional Act No. 23 of 1998 on the protection of wild fauna and hunting in Sardinia Region.

Legislation | Italy | 2011

Keyword: Hunting/capture, Birds, Hunting gear/hunting methods


Regional Act No. 14 implementing Legislative Decree No. 152 of 11 May 1999 on the protection of water against pollution, amending Regional Act No. 46 of 21 September 1993 as well as Regional Act No. 23 of 29 July 1998, and laying down other provisions.

Legislation | Italy | 2000

Keyword: Pollution control, Freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Policy/planning, Authorization/permit, Access-to-information, Basin/catchment/watershed, Inland waters


Regional Act No. 5 amending article 49 of Regional Act No. 23 of 29 July 1998 concerning hunting periods.

Legislation | Italy | 2002

Keyword: Birds, Hunting/capture, Protection of species