Potentials for introduction of the wisent Bison bonasus to Western Rodopes, Bulgaria

Authors

  • Maciej Januszczak Carpathian Wildlife Research Station, Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS, Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland
  • Kajetan Perzanowski Carpathian Wildlife Research Station, Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS, Ustrzyki Dolne

Keywords:

Wisent, Bison bonasus, Western Rodopes, Bulgaria, introduction, habitat

Abstract

The paper summarises results of the survey which goal was the evaluation of potential sites for the reintroduction of wisents to Western Rodopes, Bulgaria. Evaluated were there regions: Madzharovo, Byala Reka and Mursalica. First two were disqualified mostly because unfavorable habitat conditions (poor food base and limited water resources). In Mursalica region small population of wisents (up to 20 animals) could be maintained, providing there would be introduced and adequate protection against poaching and measures to prevent possible transmission of diseases from local livestock. The survey was performed under the framework of European Bison Friends Society.

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Published

2012-09-01

How to Cite

Januszczak, M., & Perzanowski, K. (2012). Potentials for introduction of the wisent Bison bonasus to Western Rodopes, Bulgaria. European Bison Conservation Newsletter, 5, 67–72. Retrieved from https://ojs.wisent.org/index.php/czasopismo/article/view/116

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