WANAX II, summer stage of golden jackal monitoring organized by Ecology Department of NGO Crispus Sibiu. REPORT and JET-F PROCESS
Between 15th and 24th of June 2012 took place final preliminary actions for jackal´s ecology studies in natural areas of central and SE Europe. The main objectives were to communicate project proposal and to sign Partnership for future actions with institutions which will be part of JERP (Jackal´s Ecology Research Project). We also invited partners to be part of JET-F (Jackal´s Ecology Task Force) group of work, with 15 members invited, which pretend to start broader activities and to communicate research activities for jackal´s populations in countries of central and SE Europe. We did observations in natural areas of Danube Delta, Elkhovo Bulgaria, Evros Delta Greece, Zlato Pole Bird Reserve on Maritza River, Sava meanders near Belgrade.
1) New records We found new area of study in Danube Delta, near St George locality (see fotoreport). Interesting data we will check with analysis of diet in this region. Human wildlife conflict is now a real challenge for Danube Delta. We also identified jackal´s footprints on both lateral sides and inside of Evros (Maritza) Delta in Greece.
2) Improving method In Danube Delta we got responses to bioacoustic stimulation during daytime and near Belgrade we obtained responses from 6 groups in 3 calling stations (see report) during end of June. This tell us that Giannatos Method of acoustic monitoring is useful during summer if high densities of jackals, but also can be used during daytime if human populations and activities are absent or low represented.3) JET-F and JERP During this stage 8 members and/or Institutions signed JET-F
We start from Sibiu, central part of Romania and we did on roads about 3300 km. This Wanax II, summer stage was no finnanced and had no material support. Members of NGO Crispus Sibiu, Wild Bulgaria NGO and Biosphere Society Athens participated on the final preliminary actions for JERP.
With Dr Biol Dumitru Murariu, general manager of NHM "Grigore Antipa" Bucharest.
Small video recorded at the beginning of June 2012, in Elkhovo by Krassimir Kurtev and Stanislav Petrov, our collegues from NGO Wild Bulgaria.
somewhere in Danube Delta
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We invited 15 members for JET-F Jackal's Ecology Task Force. Until now 9 members had signed the protocol and partnership for broader activities regarding jackal's ecology studies.