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Habitat exploitation and population dynamics of competing red fox and raccoon dog stocks

Project

 (c) Tottewitz

The oral immunization of foxes against rabies has a significant influence on the dynamics of fox populations. The eradication of rabies caused in large parts of Germany to a strong increase in fox populations. Since the middle of 2000th spreads additionally the raccoon dog with rapid speed.

Background and Objective

The knowledge of Habitat exploitation and population dynamics provide an important basis for the development of management concepts and strategies for animal disease control measures. The establishment of a monitoring system on the island of Rügen provides ideal conditions for this long-term study.

Target Group

Approach

The studies of the dynamics of the fox population on
the island of Rügen began in 1988.The aim was to get a marked sub-population by live trapping and marking of numerous fox pups. Annually in late April was carried a complete mapping of fox holes of the island and additionally
a periodically a live trapping and marking of the young foxes. For catching was used the "Eberswalder
young fox trap”.

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Duration

2.2002 - 12.2016

More Information

Projekt type:
Project status: finished

Publications

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  1. Goretzki J, Sparing H, Ahrens M, Dobias K, Gleich E, Neumann M, Stubbe C, Tottewitz F (2011) Zur Ökologie des Rotfuchses (Vulpes vulpes L., 1758) auf der Insel Rügen (II). Ergebnisse des Jungfuchsfanges und der Jungfuchsmarkierung. Beitr Jagd Wildforsch 36:233-245
  2. Goretzki J, Ahrens M, Stubbe C, Tottewitz F, Sparing H, Gleich E (1998) Zur Ökologie des Rotfuchses(I) : Füchse, Tollwut, Jagd und Jäger. Wild Hund 21(5):26-29
  3. Goretzki J, Ahrens M, Stubbe C, Tottewitz F, Sparing H, Gleich E (1998) Zur Ökologie des Rotfuchses(II) : 1118 markierte Jungfüchse.... Wild Hund 101(6):52-55
  4. Goretzki J, Ahrens M, Stubbe C, Tottewitz F, Sparing H, Gleich E (1997) Zur Ökologie des Rotfuchses (Vulpus vulpus L., 1758) auf der Insel Rügen: Ergebnisse des Rotfuchsfanges und der Rotfuchsmarkierung. Beitr Jagd Wildforsch 22:187-199