Engaging hunters and other stakeholders in a pilot study of wolves in Slovakia using non-invasive genetic sampling

June 26, 2017
June 26, 2017 FACE

To obtain high quality data on the local wolf population in the reference study area with transparent and robust interpretation that is not contested by different stakeholders.

The demonstration of a state-of-the-art approach to improving knowledge of large carnivore population status should help to foster a critical appraisal of traditional methods and will hopefully open the way for improved methods and collaborative data generation in the future Engaging key stakeholders and authorities in project activities; Conducting fieldwork with the involvement of local hunters, foresters and national park staff as well as conservation volunteers; Genotyping wolves in the reference area by non-invasive DNA sampling; Running a workshop with stakeholder participation to present and interpret the results of genetic analysis and their implications for monitoring. hunters were involved in the fieldwork and data collection

Country: Slovakia
Liptov region, Northern Slovakia
Starting date:
Species: Canis Lupus (Grey Wolf)
Species characteristics: Huntable species, Protected species, Threatened species
Type of actions: Research and data collection, Communication
Leading partners: Slovak Wildlife Society (http://www.slovakwildlife.org/)the Slovak Hunting Association (http://www.polovnictvo.sk/index.php)Forests of the Slovak Republic state enterprise(http://www.lesy.sk/showdoc.do?docid=956)organizations of the State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic (http://www.sopsr.sk/web/)University of Ljubljana Animal Ecology Research Group (https://www.uni-lj.si/university/)

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