Hunting in Madeira: Tours Re-Scheduling 2013

This year European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus population in Madeira was highly affect by Myxomatosis. This outbreak has shown a strange pattern, at sometimes due to the locations of the infected rabbits one believes that humans introduced such outbreak. We will continue to monitor the infected rabbits, as such eradication could diminish the Common Buzzard Buteo buteo buteo population in Madeira. This was noted between 2000-2010 with rat eradication programmes where the Common Buzzard population declined.

We will not reschedule our birdwatching tours this year as the limitations introduced to hunting will not affect out outdoor activities.