Adaptive management of sika deer populations in Hokkaido, Japan: theory and practice

@article{Kaji2010AdaptiveMO,
  title={Adaptive management of sika deer populations in Hokkaido, Japan: theory and practice},
  author={Koichi Kaji and Takashi Saitoh and Hiroyuki Uno and Hiroyuki Kato Kazutaka Matsuda and Kohji Yamamura},
  journal={Population Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={52},
  pages={373-387}
}
  • Koichi Kaji, Takashi Saitoh, +2 authors Kohji Yamamura
  • Published in Population Ecology 2010
  • Biology
  • We investigated the utility of adaptive management (AM) in wildlife management, reviewing our experiences in applying AM to overabundant sika deer (Cervus nippon) populations in Hokkaido, Japan. The management goals of our program were: (1) to maintain the population at moderate density levels preventing population irruption, (2) to reduce damage to crops and forests, and (3) to sustain a moderate yield of hunting without endangering the population. Because of significant uncertainty in… CONTINUE READING

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