Reintroduction Muflons on Fruška Gora

posted Feb 1, 2018, 9:32 AM by D. B.

Fruska Gora got a new Muflon wild game population.

Public enterprise "Fruska Gora National Park", with the support of the Forest Administration of the Republic of Serbia, imported 30 muflon game animals from the Republic of Slovakia.

With the aim of improving the genetic potential of this species, and by reaching the minimum number of individuals in the area of ​​the Fruska Gora National Park, 25 females and 5 males were introducred. The current Muflon population counts 70 individuals.
The transport of game was in the best order as well as discharge into the fenced part of the Vorovo hunting ground. The period of adaptation of new ones to quarantine is followed, after which our new residents will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy their new home, secured and enclosed part of the oldest National Park in Serbia and the only National Park in Vojvodina.

Source:www.npfruskagora.co.rs

New issue of selected papers presented during the 5th HUNTSYM in Hungaria

posted Dec 27, 2017, 8:49 PM by Gamest SciSoc

http://www.visiomundi.net/openjournals/index.php/wildliferesearch/issue/view/6
Dear colleagues,

Special Issue to volume 4 presents selected papers presented during the 5th International Hunting and Game Management Symposium, held in November 2016 in Debrecen, Hungary. We are grateful to the University of Debrecen, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management and all organizers of the symposium for hosting and providing great opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience among colleagues. The main topics during the Symposium were: game management – challenges and perspectives, biology and ecology of wildlife; game genetics; diseases of game and health care; game nutrition; conservation of wildlife. Editorial Team is grateful to all participants who contributed their work to this Special Issue and also reviewers, who assured the quality of papers. We hope that the content will meet readers’ expectations and will foster further contributions to the Balkan Journal of Wildlife.

Sincerely,

Prof  Dr Mihajla Djan
Editor-in-Chief of 
the Balkan Journal of Wildlife Research

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New regular issue of BJWR for 2017.

posted Jun 28, 2017, 10:59 AM by D. B.


Dear colleagues, 

we present you the second regular issue (volume 4 issue 1) of the Balkan Journal of Wildlife Research. Although a great effort has been put by authors, editorial board and reviewers, on behalf of editorial board and me personally I must apologize for postponing the publishing of this issue, caused by technical obstacles. Never the less, I hope that you will enjoy reading original articles in this issue and that new information and ideas presented here will contribute to your further research. We are grateful to all authors for contributions and patience during the publishing process. We hope that our aim to establish recognized journal is fostered by new issue and we are looking forward to further contributions. Hope that you will enjoy reading,

Sincerely,

Prof  Dr Mihajla Djan
Editor-in-Chief of 
the Balkan Journal of Wildlife Research


Balkan wildlife faces extinction threat from border fence to control migrants

posted Apr 5, 2017, 2:31 AM by Huntsymposium2018 Bulgaria - Sofia

In the article by Arthur Neslen , published in The Guardian,  You can read about  Controversial razor-wire fence put up by Slovenia along its border with Croatia could wipe out local bear, lynx and wolf populations, say researchers.
The death toll of animals killed by a razor wire fence designed to stop migrants crossing into Europe is mounting, amid warnings that bears, lynx and wolves could become locally extinct if the barrier is completed and consolidated.



The rising tally of dead roe and red deer is still mercifully small, but contested by local people who claim that it is being systematically under-counted.

Slovenia began erecting the barrier across 180km of its river border with Croatia last winter, as a temporary measure to staunch the flow of asylum seekers, mostly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Inadvertently, it has also created a huge obstacle to animals freely moving across the border in a wildlife rich corner of Europe.

Geographical isolation would throw the continued survival of the region’s 10 wolf packs into doubt, disrupting centuries-old mating migration routes, according to a peer-reviewed paper published in the journal PLOS Biology.

Other carnivores could fare even worse. “For the Dinaric lynx, the construction of the razor wire fence may just be the last push for the population to spiral down the extinction vortex,” the study’s authors said.

The mountain cat was only reintroduced to the Dinaric mountain chain in 1973, after human activity wiped it out.

Most of the animals killed by the razor wire so far have been roe and red deer, but it is yet to reach key forest areas. Stretches of the barrier are already covered by vegetation or seasonally submerged by the 292 km-long Kolpa river, which straddles the two countries’ border.

Many of the deer are thought to have strayed into the fence while foraging. Once snagged, they propel themselves further into the concertina wire in a bid to escape, only tangling themselves further before eventually dying from blood loss, or exhaustion.

Read more at TheGuardian

New issue of selected papers presented during the 4th HUNTSYM in Slovenia

posted Aug 23, 2016, 11:38 PM by D. B.   [ updated Dec 27, 2017, 8:43 PM by Gamest SciSoc ]

http://www.visiomundi.net/openjournals/index.php/wildliferesearch/issue/view/4
Dear colleagues, 
I am pleased to announce that we published the Special Issue to volume 3 presents selected papers presented during the 4th International Hunting and Game Management Symposium, held in November 2015 in Velenje, Slovenia. We are grateful to the Institute ERICo Velenje, Environmental Protection College and all organizers of the symposium for hosting and providing great opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience among colleagues. The main topics during the Symposium were: game management – challenges and perspectives, biology and ecology of wildlife; game genetics; diseases of game and health care; game nutrition; conservation of wildlife. Editorial Team is grateful to all participants who contributed their work to this Special Issue and also reviewers, who assured the quality of papers. We regret that time period for Special Issue publishing has been extended, but we hope that the content will meet readers’ expectations and will foster further contributions to the Balkan Journal of Wildlife.


Prof Dr Mihajla Djan


28th International fair for hunting and fishing, adventure, nature & travel

posted Mar 27, 2016, 3:38 AM by D. B.

This year the 28th International fair for hunting and fishing, adventure, nature & travel (Die Hohe Jadg & Fischerei) was held in period from 25th to 28th February in Salzburg, Austria. It gathered around 560 exhibitioners and more than 43.000 visitors from all over the Europe. For the first time the State enterprise “Srbijašume” from Serbia participated at this event as an exhibitioner, in order to present the national hunting potentials. SE “Srbijašume” was not the only exhibitioner from Serbia, since the SE “Vojvodinašume” also participated the fair. Besides Serbian representatives, exhibitioners came from all over the world, including the region of Eastern Europe: Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Czech Republic, Russia and Poland.  
During these 4 days the visitors had possibility to see, buy or experience everything which is somehow linked with hunting and wildlife management. Various exhibitioners presented their rifles and other types of weapons which could be used in hunting, ammunition, outdoor clothes and footwear, camping and various outdoor equipment, optics and binoculars, scopes, cameras, equipment for dog training or handling, books, furniture, off-road vehicles, structures for hunting grounds, venison products, artistic pieces with wildlife and nature motives and jewelry. This exhibition also gathered different craftsmen and various artists. Besides exhibitions, the visitors could participate various competitions (in shooting or imitating wild animals), attend presentations and lectures or panel discussions. They also had possibility to book hunting trips or adventure journeys all over the world, thanks to many touristic agencies which participated the fair.
In spite competition, the exhibition stand of the State enterprise “Srbijašume” was well visited and raised interest among international hunters. Hunters were mostly interested in group hunts on wild boars and pheasants, individual hunt on high trophy stags and mountainous winter wolf hunt.

MSc Vukan Lavadinović  

First found (Herpestes auropunctatus) in the region of Eastern Herzegovina

posted Feb 23, 2016, 2:32 AM by D. B.   [ updated Feb 23, 2016, 2:36 AM ]


In this interesting short communication of Prof Dr Duško Ćirović, you can read spreading of small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus) along Adriatic coast is well described in recent literature. However, data about its presence and spreading in mainland of Bosnia and Herzegovina are scarce. In this paper new records about distribution of small Indian mongoose in the region of Eastern Herzegovina are presented. This region is characteristic as the species was introduced few decades ago. These records confirm extension of this species’ range towards south-east along Trebišnjica
river. Excluding valley of Neretva river were species was already recorded recently small Indian mongose is present in whole area of Popovo polje. Total distribution area of the small Indian mongoose in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 262.5 km2. So far there are no data about its presence in western from Neretva river. Having in mind that this is an invasive species, establishment of population monitoring and assessment of the impact which small Indian mongoose has on local fauna must be set as biodiversity conservation priorities in the future.

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