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Title of the project

Exploring the genetic biodiversity of Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) populations in the Centre-Val de Loire Region

Description

The objective of the IBIG Cerf applied research project is to highlight the genetic exchanges between different populations of red deer (Cervus elaphus) in the Centre-Val de Loire region, and to identify whether the infrastructural developments carried out (motorways, fences, buildings near forests) put a brake on the genetic flow. 

Scientific team: Marc COLYN, (CNRS Paimpont), Xavier LEGENDRE (MNHN), Marie-Christine FLAMAND AND Jérôme PRUNIER (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium).

Location

Country France
Level Regional
Region Centre-Val de Loire

Habitat Types

Woodland

Protection status of the areas

No

Species

Species Caracteristics Big game mountains huntable
Species Type Mammals
Name(s) of main species Cervus elpahus

Partners

Leading partners Fédération départementale des chasseurs du Loiret, Fondation de la Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature, Société de vénerie, FRCCVL, FDC Indre