Prospects of settlement of bison (Bison bonasus) from free-ranging populations in Orlovskoye Polesie National Park

  • Andrey Karpachev Federal State Budgetary Institution Orlovskoe Polesie National Park, Zhudersky settlement, Orlovskaya oblast, Khotynets area, 303943, Russian Federation https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8843-908X
  • Oleg Prigoryanu Federal State Budgetary Institution Orlovskoe Polesie National Park, Zhudersky settlement, Orlovskaya oblast, Khotynets area, 303943, Russian Federation

Abstract

Here we summarize the results of long-term work on the formation of large free-ranging populations of the European bison (Bison bonasus) in Central Russia (Orel, Kaluga, and Bryansk region). We characterize its dynamic processes and justify the volume of harvest from the population that does not violate population stability. We present the unique experience of bison settlement in other wild populations and provide examples of forecasting population growth with the use of mathematical modeling.

Keywords:

European bison, free-ranging population dynamics, growth rate, proportion of withdrawal, settlement, forecasting

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Published
2018-08-29
How to Cite
Karpachev, A., & Prigoryanu, O. (2018). Prospects of settlement of bison (<em>Bison bonasus</em&gt;) from free-ranging populations in Orlovskoye Polesie National Park. Biological Communications, 63(2), 140–142. https://doi.org/10.21638/spbu03.2018.207
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Brief communication