Distribution of beaver and measures for protection in Croatia

Kajgana, Inja (2012) Distribution of beaver and measures for protection in Croatia. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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The genus Castor-beaver comprises two recent species: the North American beaver (C. canadensis), and the Eurasian beaver (C. fiber). Beavers are the largest rodents of the earth's northern hemisphere. Because of their ability to alter the environment they are ecosystem engineers, and because their activity increases biodiversity they are key species. Over-hunting in the past decimated their populations and distribution area, but series of reintroductions returned them on the most of their original range. Today, they are not globally threatened with extinction. In this paper, biology of the beaver, and past and present distribution of two species is described, with emphasis on the distribution and measures for protection of beaver in Croatia.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Ternjej, Ivančica
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 13
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 10:07
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014 10:07
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3140

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