European Journal of Wildlife Research

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List of Papers (Total 74)

The cost of livestock lost to lions and other wildlife species in the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya

Though retaliatory lion (Panthera leo) killing as a result of livestock predation in the Maasai group ranches between the Tsavo NPs and Amboseli is remarkably high, other wildlife species are known to kill livestock. Surprisingly, lions suffer the most from retaliatory killing by the Maasai community for killing livestock. The extent of livestock predation by lions in comparison to ...

Hunters serving the ecosystem: the contribution of recreational hunting to wild boar population control

The extractive nature of recreational hunting may provide a service to both the ecosystem and society, namely the control of problem species. We reviewed the annual wild boar hunting bag data from hunting sites in Asturias (Spain) from 2000/01 to 2013/14, paying particular attention to the evolution on hunting estates after ban periods. We hypothesized that the annual hunting bag ...

Factors affecting hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) attraction to rural villages in arable landscapes

Although residential areas are often unfavourable for wildlife, some species can take advantage of the available shelter and anthropogenic sources of food such as supplementary feeding. The European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) is increasingly associated with gardens and villages and less so with arable farmland. Suggested drivers for this include the following: hedgehogs’ ...

Live-trapping in the stalk zone of tall grasses as an effective way of monitoring harvest mice (Micromys minutus)

The harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) is understudied compared to other small mammals as a result of its small size and scansorial habits. This study in wetlands dominated by common reed (Phragmites australis) compared nest census, a commonly used technique to confirm presence/absence and monitor populations, with live-trapping using Longworths and a home-made alternative trap (the ...