Friday, October 5, 2012


 (11th of Oct - 25th of Nov 2012)

proposal and broader activities of jackal population monitoring in Central and SE Europe

Next week will start in Romania 2nd Broader Activities of GOJAGE. Collegues from other seven countries were invited to participate to bio-acoustic monitoring session, autumn stage during October and November 2012. 

Data will show jackal species densities in relation with most important ecological factors in several critical points located on the main source population type countries and movements routes. These data will be compared with spring information obtained during another campaign of GOJAGE members, an innovative study proposed by Czech Republic team, Jaroslav Cervinka and Martin Salek in 351 calling stations located in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. 

During Autumn Stage GOJAGE 2, researchers from Hungary, Greece, Italy and Slovenia will complete the teams already formed in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. Each team will work independently on the areas within respective country in the same conditions with the same non-invasive, nature friendly technique of bio-acoustic monitoring of jackal species.

In Romania, SISTEM 2012 autumn stage will start in Olt county with Game Management Unit education and human-jackals conflict analysis in a natural area with recent jackal re-settlement and confused demages on livestock. A television investigation will be conducted in this area by DIGI24TV channel,  after different press articles biased against jackals attack appeared with unfounded informations. Ecology Department of NGO Crispus Sibiu organizes the survey period in Romania and for this stage they will try to estimate jackal density levels in points of Calarasi, Olt, Danube Delta and in a control area of Dobruja.

In Croatia, jackal survey will be organized by BIOM NGO Zagreb and the actions continue this autumn stage in central-eastern parts of the country, following Sava river, but also on Peljesac Peninsula during 8-11 Nov 2012 period.

In Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia research teams work on natural areas along the Italian-Slovenian borders (Karst and Southern Julian Pre-Alps) in areas of Transdanubia  in Bács-Kiskun, Baranya, Somogy counties, in natural areas near riverbanks of Toundja river (Evros tributary) near Elkhovo locality, in Evros (Maritsa) Delta and in calling stations from Danube meandrous near Belgrade and other areas elected by the regional teams.

(see details here and specific countries details here)

Ovidiu Banea and Luca Lapini

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