Features of otter population Lutra lutra L. in Croatia

Polak, Tanja (2012) Features of otter population Lutra lutra L. in Croatia. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

The Otter or the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra L.) is a predator that is located at the top of the food pyramid. Otter is important in establishing the balance of the aquatic ecosystems, and because of her charismatic appearance she acts as an “umbrella” species of freshwater ecosystems. Because of the high value of her fur she is often chased and killed by hunters and thus became very rare and endangered in Croatia. Recovery began when the prohibition of hunting and protection of species was established, and now her biggest threats are fragmentation, pollution and loss of habitat. In Croatia, otter is protected by law. In this work the diffusion of otter on Croatian territory is presented, as well as her basic characteristics, importance and conservation threats. It is necessary to make more research and implement monitoring of population so that the species can be better protected.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Mrakovčić, Milorad
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 12:21
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014 12:21
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3149

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