The Effect of Space‐Use Patterns of Reintroduced Asiatic Wild Ass on Effective Population Size

  title={The Effect of Space‐Use Patterns of Reintroduced Asiatic Wild Ass on Effective Population Size},
  author={David Saltz and Mary Rowen and Daniel I. Rubenstein},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract: Empirical data on behavior, such as space‐use patterns, are important to the success of animal reintroductions. We studied space‐use patterns in a growing population of Asiatic wild ass (   Equus hemionus) reintroduced into the Ramon erosion cirque in the Negev desert, Israel. Between 1988 and 1995 we used direct observation to determine the location and association of males and females. All adult females and dominant males were individually recognized. Home ranges of dominant males… 
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