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Znanstveno-stručno i staleško glasilo
Hrvatskoga šumarskoga društva
Journal of Forestry Society of Croatia
      Prvi puta izašao 1877. godine i neprekidno izlazi do današnjeg dana
   ISSN No.: 0373-1332              UDC 630* https://doi.org/10.31298/sl
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ARHIVA ČASOPISA


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A WORD FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
     
Branimir Prpić
THE NEW FOREST LAW     pdf     HR     EN 445
 
ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC PAPERS
     
Pandža,M., V.Krpina UDK 630* 187 + 188 (001)
Forest Vegetation of the Island of Vrgada and its Islets (Dalmatia, Croatia)     pdf     HR     EN 447
Pejnović,D., K.Krapinec, M.Slamar UDK 630* 156 (001)
Hunters in Croatia as a Socio-Geographic Group and their Socio-Demographic Characteristics     pdf     HR     EN 461
Šerić Jelaska, L., A. Ješovnik, S. D. Jelaska, A. Pirnat, M. Kučinić, P. Durbešić UDK 630* 114.6 + 411 (001)
Variations of Carabid Beetle and Ant Assemblages, and their Morpho-ecological Traits within Natural Temperate Forests in Medvednica Nature Park     pdf     HR     EN 475
Čas, Miran UDK 630* 156 (001)
Disturbances and Predation on Capercaillie at Leks in Alps and Dinaric Mountains     pdf     HR     EN 487
Abstract:Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallusL.) populations in central and south-east Europe cover fragmented edge habitats and are recorded to decline since 1960ies. Capercaillie leks in Slovenia are present at the south-eastern edge of the Alpine metapopulation and at north-western edge of Dinaric. These populations were monitored at leks in two periods in 1980 (466 monito­red leks) and 2000 (599). All leks were monitored by local specialists (hunters and/or foresters) and main causes of observed lek populations decline were addressed to each endangered lek. Special emphasis was given to predation at leks, as suggested by D. Jenkins (2008). The six named reasons in 1980ies af­fected 39 leks with logging of old-growth forests (at 71.8% of leks) and con­struction of forest roads (7.7%) as most pronounced. In 2000 nine reasons affected 92 leks: (i) mountain tourism (26.1%), (ii) cutting of old-growth fo­rests (19.60%), (iii) predators attacks (18.5%), (iv) forest management in spring time (9.8%), (v) pastures of livestock with wire fences in forests (6.5%), (vi and vii) berries picking and overgrowing the last pastures in forest-land­scape, (viii) constructions of forest roads and (ix) infrastructure. The most profound change in reasons between 1980 and 2000 mapping data were: pre­dation at leks, mountain tourism development, increasing of forest manage­ment in spring time, wild pasturage of cattle and sheep in forests, overgrowing the last pastures in forest-landscape. A comparison of the increasing percen­tage of leks endangered by predators since 1980 has shown positive correla­tions with increasing of the main predator populations’ densities. Population density of martens (Martessp.) and wild boar (Sus scrofa) increased for 150% since 1980, while red fox (Vulpes vulpes) density increased only after 1990. Our results confirmed the assessment of reasons for threats to leks based on descriptions and experiences of observers as a suitable approach for caper­caillie habitat risk assessment. Results for past decline and differences regar­ding to the negative impacts on lek habitats are important guidelines for foresters and wildlife managers concerning sustainable forest management and maintenance of capercaillie populations.
Key words: Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus); causes of leks endanger­ment; forest and wildlife management; mountain tourisms; predation; rare species population’s conservation
 
PRELIMINARY COMMUNICATION
     
Matošević, D., M. Pernek, B. Hrašovec UDK 630* 453
First Record of Oriental Chestnut GallWasp (Dryocosmus kuriphilus) in Croatia     pdf     HR     EN 497
 
REVIEWS
     
Tomićević, J., M. A. Shannon, D. Vuletić UDK 630* 903 + 907.1
Developing Local Capacity for Participatory Management of Protected Areas: The Case of Tara National Park     pdf     HR     EN 503

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