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Genetic diversity and landscape genetic structure of otter (Lutra lutra) populations in Europe
Eurasian otter populations strongly declined and partially disappeared due to global and local causes (habitat destruction, water pollution, human persecution) in parts of their continental range.Expand
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ESTIMATION OF EUROPEAN OTTER (LUTRA LUTRA) POPULATION SIZE BY FECAL DNA TYPING IN SOUTHERN ITALY
Abstract Population size of European otters (Lutra lutra) was estimated in Pollino National Park (southern Italy) by genetic typing of fresh feces collected in the field. Of 187 fecal samplesExpand
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The otter Lutra lutra in Albania
Abstract During a survey in Albania we found signs of otters at 17 (54·8%) of the 31 stations investigated. Otters were widespread in much of the country, and healthy populations were localised inExpand
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Differential use of food and habitat by sympatric carnivores in the eastern Italian Alps
In an Alpine area, scat analysis and marking activity were used to assess the feeding habits, habitat preference and the degree of overlap of trophic niche and habitat use in sympatric carnivores:Expand
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Factors determining badger Meles meles sett location in agricultural ecosystems of NW Italy
The characteristics and density of Eurasian badger Meles meles setts and the factors affecting sett-site choice were studied from February 1999 to January 2000 in the River Po Park (Piedmont region,Expand
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Food habits of the coypu, Myocastor coypus, and its impact on aquatic vegetation in a freshwater habitat of NW Italy
A b s t r a c t . From September 1994 to August 1995 we studied the diet of coypus, Myocastor coypus, in a freshwater habitat located in the Ticino regional park (NW Italy). Adult and young coypusExpand
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Range expansion of the pine marten (Martes martes) in an agricultural landscape matrix (NW Italy).
Abstract Habitat segregation is considered to favour the coexistence of sympatric pine martens Martes martes and stone martens M. foina, the latter being displaced to agricultural and urbanisedExpand
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Decline and recovery in otter Lutra lutra populations in Italy
1 Changes in otter Lutra lutra distribution in Italy were examined by analysing geographical, historical and survey data. 2 As in other European countries, otters declined sharply in ItalyExpand
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Diet of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in relation to freshwater habitats and alien fish species in southern Italy
The diet composition of otters in the upper catchment of the River Agri (southern Italy) was investigated by spraint analysis (N = 555) between May 2001 and January 2003. Once a season, spraints wereExpand
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Sett site selection by the Eurasian badger (Meles meles) in an Italian Alpine area
Abstract Badger Meles meles sett distribution was analyzed in a protected area (425 ha), NE Italian Alps, extending from 1000 to 1600 m a.s.l. Thirty setts with a mean number of 1.8 entrances wereExpand
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