The genral objective of this project is to study the stress caused by the capture and handling in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) as well as to determinate the best procedure to reduce it. Specific objectives are as follows: 1) to determinae the best stress indicators in roe deer, with particular emphasis in those related to mortality risk, 2) to study the efficiency of capture by means of vertical nets, and 3) to find out the best handling procedure, i.e that causing a minimal stress response. Research into the problems related to capture and handling of roe deer is expected to assis Spanish wildlife agencies in the management of this species. This will be of particular interest when carrying out relocation and reintroduction programmes aimed at a more optimal use of natural resources in areas where those are mismanaged or underused.
|Effective start/end date||1/08/97 → 1/08/99|
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