Surveying carnivores at large spatial scales: a comparison of four broad-applied methods

  title={Surveying carnivores at large spatial scales: a comparison of four broad-applied methods},
  author={Jos{\'e} Miguel Barea-Azc{\'o}n and Em{\'i}lio Virg{\'o}s and Elena Ballesteros-Duper{\'o}n and Marcos Mol{\'e}on and Manuel Chirosa},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
Reliable methods to estimate species richness are very important to managers and conservationists because they provide key data to make the right decisions in conservation programmes. In the case of carnivore mammals, traditional methods, such as direct count censuses, are not useful since these animals are usually scarce, elusive and nocturnal. Difficulties in carnivore sampling are compounded when monitoring programmes are developed at large spatial scales, where high economic costs and field… CONTINUE READING
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