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What is the project \"Protection and Management of Wolves in Croatia\"?

The project “Protection and Management of Wolves in Croatia” is a three-year programme consisting of various activities, whose implementation should result in the establishment of mechanisms for the long-term conservation of wolf and their harmonious cohabitation with humans.

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Approach to wolf study

As a result of many centuries during which wolves were pursued and killed by man in order to be totally exterminated, the wolves of today have become very cautious and hardly noticeable. The studies must therefore resort to indirect methods of data collection...

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Why is it necessary to study wolves

It is only an active approach to the protection of a threatened species that may ensure its survival in the long run. An active protection implies implementation of management plans. The formulation of these plans requires determination...

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Causes of threat

In stable wolf populations, with no human impacts, wolves perish in various natural ways, such as in conflicts with other wolves, due to disease or starvation.

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Distribution of the wolf in Croatia

A hundred years ago, wolves inhabited the entire territory of the present day Republic of Croatia...

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Abundance and population trends of wolf in Croatia in 2009

The data compiled and processed for 2009 show that the wolf population ranges from 181 to 253 individuals (rounded off to 180–250)...

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Abundance and population trends of wolf in Croatia in 2008

The data compiled and processed for 2008 show that the wolf population is stable, with 175 to 244 individuals, for an average of 209 individuals distributed in some fifty packs.

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Abundance and population trends of wolf in Croatia in 2007

The population size assessment conducted in 2007 resulted in an approximate range of 180 to 230 individuals, or an average of 205 individuals distributed in some fifty packs.

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Abundance and population trends of wolf in Croatia in 2006

The data compiled and processed for 2006 show that the wolf population ranged from 180 to 240 individuals, for an average of 210 individuals distributed in just over forty packs.

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Abundance and population trends of wolf in Croatia in 2005

The data compiled and processed for 2005 show that the wolf population ranged from 160 to 220 individuals, for an average of 190 individuals distributed in some forty packs.

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Assessed abundance and population trends of wolf in Croatia

Over the past eight years, the State Institute for Nature Protection, in cooperation with scientists from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb, has developed an Annual Report on the state of the wolf population as part of the implementation of the Wolf Management Plan.

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Habitat

Wolves may live in any habitat that provides enough prey and shelter. To this very day wolves have...

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Outer appearance

The grey wolf is the largest member of the dog family. The largest wolves live in the north (average weight = 41 kg - Alaska, Northwest Territory, Mech, 1970), whereas the representatives of more southern populations...

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Scientific classification

The grey wolf (Canis lupus) is a mammal of the order Carnivora and the dog family Canidae. Besides the grey wolf there are two more free-living types of wolf known...

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