Investigation of fallow deer (Cervus dama L.) population densities by camera trap method in Antalya Düzlerçamı Eşenadası Breeding Station

Yasin Ünal, Hasan Çulhacı
2018 Turkish Journal of Forestry  
Citation (Atıf): Ünal, Y., Çulhacı, H., 2018. Investigation of fallow deer (Cervus dama L.) population densities by camera trap method in Antalya Düzlerçamı Eşenadası Breeding Station. Abstract: In Turkey, it has been aimed to take a number of measures to protect and breed fallow deer, which is under danger of reduction of population, even extinction. One of these measures is Antalya Düzlerçamı Eşenadası Fallow Deer Breeding Station (EFDBS). Fallow deer is protected in this area, where measures
more » ... rea, where measures and improvements are taken to the maximum for breeding fallow deer in its natural environment. 55 out of 170 mammal species are critically endangered in Turkey, and one of these is fallow deer (Cervus dama L.). This study aims to investigate the population densities of individuals spread in the EFDBS at Antalya Düzlerçamı Wildlife Development Area with 521 ha of land using the method of camera traps. Density calculations were made using the method of individual identification based on spot distribution and antler structure of individuals. The information provided by the Jackknife Model was used to determine population densities. "CAPTURE" software was used for the analysis of the data. Based on the obtained results, maximum of 120, minimum of 96 and average of 105 fallow deer individuals were found. According to these results, fallow deer population density was 20.1/km 2 in the study area.
doi:10.18182/tjf.339042 fatcat:qwq5xxxjuzgpzg2qjjcdlnj3da