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Hunting areas. By types

Hunting areas. By types Catalonia. 2022
Spaces Surface area (ha)
Authorised hunting 1,399 2,915,276
Private hunting areas and hunting establishments 1,371 2,582,669
National hunting reserves 8 213,414
Controlled hunting zones 20 119,193
Forbidden hunting 92 12,337
Wildlife refuges 90 11,982
Hunting refuges 2 355
Total 1,491 2,927,614
Source: Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda.
Note: The cartographic layer of hunting management areas corresponds to version 47.

Last update: December 21, 2023.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Private and local hunting area
Continuous area of land to be used for hunting, at the request of the interested person. In order to obtain the "Private and local hunting area" declaration, a technical plan for hunting management must be submitted and approved.
Hunting refuges
Area where hunting is prohibited so as to ensure the conservation of certain species of game fauna, according to the declaration granted by the department responsible for hunting.
Wildlife refuges
Limited areas to preserve wildlife and in which hunting is not permitted, according to a statement issued by the department responsible for the environment. They are governed by Legislative Decree 2/2008 of 15 April, approving the Revised Text of the Animal Protection Act.
National hunting reserves
Area with special physical-biological characteristics that make it ideal for hunting. The aim of the protection is to conserve and promote the species that live there, as well as to manage its use. They are created by Law, in accordance with the Hunting Act of 1970.
Controlled hunting zones
Areas declared to protect, conserve, promote and organise the abundance of game. The control and regulation of hunting is the responsibility of the department responsible for hunting.

Methodological aspects

Hunting is a sport or recreational activity, therefore in order to do it, several aspects must be taken into account, such as the procedures to obtain licences and permits, the places where hunting is permitted, the time of the year it can be done, game species, etc. There is a also a Strategic Plan which aims to define a hunting model that is sustainable within nature and compatible with other territorial activities.

Les Àrees de caça són terrenys sotmesos a règim cinegètic especial definit en la Llei 1/1970, de 4 d'abril, de caça, en què la caça és reglamentada i hi ha un responsable dels aprofitaments. Són majoritàriament de titularitat privada, i s'hi estableix un conveni de cessió de l'aprofitament cinegètic entre el propietari dels terrenys i el titular de l'aprofitament. És el titular de l'aprofitament qui té el dret d'autoritzar la caça.

També té la responsabilitat de la gestió i dels danys que puguin originar les espècies de caça.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".