Stan populacji łosia na Ukrainie

The population status of elk (Alces alces) in Ukraine


  • Pavlo Khoyetskyy Ukraiński Narodowy Uniwersytet Leśno-Techniczny, ul. O. Kobylanśkoji 1, Lwów, Ukraina
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The population dynamics of elk (Alces alces) in Ukraine in the period between 1962 and 2009 was analyzed. Three complete and one incomplete cycles of elk population size were identified. The duration of these cycles was 13–15 years and the mean amplitude of fluctuations was about 6.2 thousand individuals. A maximum population size of about 18 thousand individuals was recorded in 1973, although the actual size is thought to be about 5 thousand individuals more than this. The increase in population size never exceeded 30% of the total population, with the mean increase being 9.4±1.5%. The harvest did not exceed 15% of the population, and was on the average 4.8±0.6%. Commercial harvesting and poaching of elks has led to imbalances in the age and sex structure of the population.

DOI 10.2478/v10111-011-0028-3
Source Leśne Prace Badawcze (Forest Research Papers), 2011, Vol. 72 (3): 285–288
Print ISSN 1732-9442
Online ISSN
Type of article
Scientific report
Original title
Stan populacji łosia na Ukrainie
Publisher Instytut Badawczy Leśnictwa, Sękocin Stary, Poland
Date September, 2011

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