Three wolves collared in Gorski Kotar
Prošireni sastanak Povjerenstva za praćenje populacije velikih zvijeri
Monitoring using photo-traps
Large carnivores, placed as a rule on the top of the ecological pyramids, need relatively large habitat areas for life. The size of the home range of only one pack of wolves in Croatia may be from 80 km 2 to 160 km²...
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In the wolf habitat, there currently some 400 km of motorways in operation or under construction, from Karlovac to Rijeka and from Bosiljevo to Šestanovac (with planned extension to Dubrovnik).
Considering that the motorways had to be constructed, it was necessary to ensure additional structures and adapt many of the existing structures that serve as crossing areas across the roads.
In the past decade, ten green bridges have been constructed in Croatia, intended primarily for the crossings of large carnivores.
The systematic monitoring of wild animal crossings across the green bridges on the A1 motorway using photo-traps has been ongoing since 2008 by the company OIKON.