Acoustic survey on golden jackal population in the area of sastya game management unit

Szabó, László and Lanszki, József and Kurys, Anita and Nagyapáti, Nikolett and Cirovic, Dusko and Penezic, Alexandra and Heltai, Miklós: Acoustic survey on golden jackal population in the area of sastya game management unit. Review on agriculture and rural development, (2) 1. p. 511. (2013)

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Abstract

The aim of our study was based on field research to estimate the population density of golden jackal (Canis aureus) -which is continuously spreading in Hungary - in the area of Sastya Hunting Club, Vajszló (Ormánság region, SW Hungary). The species has been living here for two decades, so based on earlier studies it has a stable population in this area. Acoustic monitoring method was used to estimate the density. Survey was executed in March and in November 2012, during two precipitation-free and windless nights. Size of the study area was 1570 hectares in spring and 2200 hectares in autumn. During the first field-work howling of 5 different jackal groups were detected (1 individual in 1 case, 2 individuals in 1 case, more than 2 individuals in 3 cases); 9 diffent groups were heard in the second survey (1 individual in 1 case, 2 individuals in 2 cases, more than 2 individuals in 6 cases). The estimated group density was 3,2 in spring and 4,1 in autumn by 1000 hectares. Our results are in accordance with earlier studies done in this region. The research was supported by the Hungarian-Serbian bilateral programme entitled “Population density and feeding habits of the golden jackal (Canis aureus L. 1758) in different habitats in the Pannonian ecoregion” (project number: RS-14/09). The publication was supported by the “Research Faculty Grant” of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources”.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2013
Volume: 2
Number: 1
Page Range: p. 511
ISSN: 2063-4803
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aranysakál - előadáskivonat, Ragadozók - előadáskivonat, Vadvédelem - előadáskivonat
Additional Information: Összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2018. Jun. 19. 10:30
Last Modified: 2018. Jul. 26. 11:20
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/55310

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