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Assessing red deer hunting management in the Iberian Peninsula: the importance of longitudinal studies

Investigación publicada en PeerJ

5 de febrero de 2021

Understanding the dynamics of a wildlife population in relation to hunting strategies is essential to achieve sustainable management. We used monitoring data over 25 years from two red deer (Cervus elaphus) populations with different management (with and without supplemental feeding) in South Central Spain to: (i) characterise the density dependence of population dynamics under contrasted management, and (ii) provide the basis for sustainable extraction by considering the theoretical maximum sustainable yield (MSYt) as the reference. The red deer population displayed a typical management reactive culling approach (‘saw-tooth-like’ curves), with occasional strong annual harvests but not occurring on a regular basis. Interestingly, we found reduced population growth at high densities in both populations, indicating that density-mediated factors determined population growth even when artificial feeding was provided. However, no effects of sex not age class of the extracted population on the population growth rate were determined. The total number of animals hunted was only slightly above those predicted by MSYt (i.e. K50%) in both populations, despite high densities close to theoretical K, being consistent throughout the study period. The extraction rates (30.3 and 34.0%, for supplemented and unsupplemented populations, respectively) were 13.3% and 10.2% lower compared to the MSYt situation in the unsupplemented and supplemented populations, respectively. Long term population monitoring data provided feasible and suitable baseline values to optimise the sustainable exploitation of red deer populations in the Mediterranean ecosystem under these contrasting management scenarios. Adaptive management, involving objective-driven decision making informed by data on red deer population dynamic, can contribute (i) to maximising the total extraction over the long term while (ii) reducing the ecological impact of high population densities




Carpio-Camargo AJ., Barasona JA., Acevedo O., Fierro Y., Gortazar C., Vigal C., Moreno A. y Vicente J.




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Participantes:

Universidad de CórdobaDepartamento de Zoología. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad de Córdoba (UCO).

Gobierno de Castilla-La ManchaSanidad y Biotecnología (SaBio). Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM). Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha (JCCM).

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Inmunología Viral y Medicina Preventiva (SUAT). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).

Yolfi Properties, S.L.

Organismo Autónomo Parques NacionalesCentro Quintos de Mora. Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales (OAPN).







PeerJ
FACTOR YEAR Q
2.379 2019

PMID: 33604198

ISSN: 2167-8359



TÍTULO: Assessing red deer hunting management in the Iberian Peninsula: the importance of longitudinal studies


REVISTA: PeerJ


AÑO: 2021


EDITORIAL: 341-345 OLD ST, THIRD FLR, LONDON EC1V 9LL


AUTORES: Carpio-Camargo AJ., Barasona JA., Acevedo O., Fierro Y., Gortazar C., Vigal C., Moreno A. and Vicente J.


PARTICIPANTES VISAVET


José Ángel Barasona García-Arévalo

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10872/supp-1


CITA ESTA PUBLICACIÓN:

Carpio-Camargo AJ., Barasona JA., Acevedo O., Fierro Y., Gortazar C., Vigal C., Moreno A. y Vicente J. Assessing red deer hunting management in the Iberian Peninsula: the importance of longitudinal studies. PeerJ. 2021. (A). ISSN: 2167-8359. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.10872/supp-1


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