Invasive expansion of the golden jackals in Bosnia and Herzegovina

1. Tijana Trbojević, Ecology Research Association, EID, Mladena Stojanovića 2, 78000, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Igor Trbojević, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Sciences, Mladena Stojanovića 2, 78000, Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

From the first findings of the golden jackal (Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, it has been almost past thirty years, but knowledge of this species is still very deficient. Due to the growing number of reported cases of damages that this species made, primarily on small cattle, extensive research has been carried out to collect data on its new distribution. Using acoustic (play-back) method we collected 71 records of territorial jackal groups along three transects covering 2168 km², from October to December 2016. By collecting data on killed individuals, for the period from 2000 to 2016, 212 data were collected using hunting statistics, daily and periodic press and interview with hunters and local population. Comparing these data with data from the 80s and 90s of the 20th century, came to a very clear picture of rapid and invasive expansion spread of jackals on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina. There are several factors that have influenced on the rate of expansion and the looks of distribution of jackals, and one of them is the presence of his cousin, the wolves (Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758).

Ključne reči: golden jackal; Canis aureus; distribution; acoustic method; invasive expansion; Canis lupus; Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tematska oblast: Korišćenje šumskih resursa i lovstvo

Datum: 20.09.2017.

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