Estimating population size of brown hare (Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1778) in Turkey

Abstract :

This study is based on data related to population size and certain morphological characteristics of brown hare which is common in Turkey. Records of fieldwork conducted in all Turkey between 2008 and 2010 and camera trap records obtained from Kırıkkale Province between 2015 and 2016 were analysed in this study. Brown hare is main food source of carnivores such as wolf, jackal, fox, marten and lynx. Camera trap results are the first research data on population size of Turkish brown hares. Populations size of brown hare vary in hunting and non-hunting areas. The number of brown hares in hunting areas are less than the other areas

Keyword :

Brown hare, Lepus europeus, population size, camera trap, Turkey

Author(s) : Albayrak, İ., Sarıçam, T.
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Published Issue : 2017 Vol. 12 Number 1

2017 Vol. 12 Number 1