Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Brief report WANAX II and JET-F Proposal

Jackal´s Ecology Research Project, preliminary studies and collaborators

The first step of WANAX II expedition was conducted. In Danube Delta, we identified jackal´s footprint and droppings on the coast of Black Sea near large banks of Sf Gheorghe area (Saint George locality).

Excrements had birds feathers and rodent teeth. We collected four of these signs to analyse with collegues tomorrow in Elkhovo, and in Sofia Natural History Museum with Mr Giorgos Giannatos and Prof Dr Nikolai Spassov. They are dark-green on one side and white on the lighted.

A herd of cows make great beach at the mouth of the Danube. Here we measured largest distance of St George branch (741 meters). Our host told us how he saw a jackal swimming in the morning hours going from one bank to the other in late 2008.

 Linking Sulina and St. George branches of delta, we went from Caraorman village to Puiu Lake, then the reservation of raptors Erenciuc.
Nymphaea alba L. 

Specific habitat (1)

Footprint on the banks near St Giurgiu area.

Sunset on Sulina branch

Possible dragging of a pray near jackal foot print, The track follows the vegetetion covered area. Photo: O Banea
Discussions about "Jackal´s Ecology Research Project" with Ing Petre Gargarea at ROMSILVA

With Dr Biol Dumitru Murariu at "Gr Antipa" Museum. JET-F Jackal´s Ecology Task Force was signed. 

Yesterday morning we checked acoustic stimulation near the area where we found tracks. Here we haven´t answer, but later on way back to Tulcea city on the 45th mile we found an open ground terrain (small agriculture activity in the area and cattle) hidden between the willows and at second broadcast we got answer from a group of about 700 m distance. It was at 10:45h in the morning.

Meeting with Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Administration. The JET-F was signed and we talk about problems and possible cooperation for "Jackal´s Ecology Research Project" initiated by Crispus NGO, Ecology Department.
Today we will meet our friends of Wild Bulgaria NGO in Elkhovo, Yambol province.

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