On Sus scrofa (Mammalia: Artiodactyla) in Turkey

Abstract : 

Sus scrofa, a member of Order Artiodactyla belonging to Classis Mammalia is widely distributed in Palaearctic and Oriental regions. The researches concerning the population size of large mammals in Turkey are increasing recently, due to the noticable dramatic changes driven mainly by habitat destruction. This study is composed of some field works carried out in Turkey between 2001 and 2017. Activations of Sus scrofa were assessed with camera trap data in Kırıkale Province. Camera trap records pointed out that wild boars visited large areas depending on the seasonal nutrient diversity. Hunting areas and hunting months determined for wild boar according to decision of the Central Hunting Comission for every year were evaluated. It was concluded that the importance of the conservation of the wild boar should also be emphasized on an approach that would maintain the natural balance


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Wild boar, Sus scrofa, camera trap, population activation, Turkey


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