Large carnivores in Croatia

Orlović, Ana (2012) Large carnivores in Croatia. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Large carnivores do not indicate a separate systmatic group, but include members of the order of carnivores that are distinguished by their size. In Croatia, there are three species of native large carnivores : gray wolf (Canis lupus), brown bear (Ursus arctos) and euroasian lynx (Lynx lynx). All three species are characterized by the need for large living space where each individual is, in our geographic area, moving across the field from 100 to 2000 km². They are predators and are on top of the food pyramid. We also call them „roof types“ because they contribute to the preservation other species and the habitats in which they live. But, unfortunately, all three species fall into category of potentially threatened species, primarily due to human activities such as illegal hunting and habitat fragmentation and devastation. It is our job to protect and preserve them, because they are an important part of biodiversity, and, as the highest part of food pyramid, an indispensable factor in preserving the natural balance.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Zanella, Davor
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 19
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 12:40
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014 12:40
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3153

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