This project aims to address the growing demand for information on hunting bag statistics in Europe.
Artemis promotes the collection of bag statistics for scientific interpretation and provides a platform for the sharing of expertise on methodology used to collect data. It is recognised that hunting bag statistics are important for the improving knowledge on the interactions between hunting activities and game populations, and ensuring the continued inclusion of hunting within the domain of sustainable use of natural resources.
The centre-piece of the Artemis project is The Information Portal of Huntable Species in Europe.
The portal allows a greater understanding of our species and provides a new tool for managers and researchers as a user-friendly, searchable database for information on existing bag data collection schemes throughout the EU.
In recognition of the importance of migratory bird hunting and conservation, one of the initial areas of focus will be on waterfowl.