European Journal of Wildlife Research

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List of Papers (Total 71)

Impacts and management of common buzzards Buteo buteo at pheasant Phasianus colchicus release pens in the UK: a review

In the UK, alongside an expanding common buzzard population, there is increasing concern of raptor predation at pheasant release pens. Historically, losses of poults to raptor predation has been low, commonly (90 % of shoots) ≤1 % of birds released into pens, representing a small percentage of losses relative to all causes of mortality. A small number of shoots did suffer higher ...

Home range and migration patterns of male red deer Cervus elaphus in Western Carpathians

This study provides for the first time in the Carpathians analysis of spatial behaviour of 20 male red deer monitored during 2005–2013 using radio-telemetry. Two distinct spatial patterns were displayed in the same local population, i.e. residential and migratory. Residential annual home ranges were significantly smaller compared to migratory ones using both Minimum Convex Polygon ...

The age structure and sex ratio in wild boar (Sus scrofa) populations as determined by observations of free-roaming populations and by harvests of collective hunts in southern Poland

Wild boars shot during collective hunts, where there are no limitations pertaining to sex and age of the harvested animals, may properly represent the sex and age structure of the population. Thus, the objective of the presented study was to compare sex and age structures evaluated via the results of collective hunts, with those based on direct observations between December 2009 ...