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Key title: Agrarnyj vestnik Urala (Online)
Abbreviated key title: Agrar. vestn. Urala (Online)

Аграрный вестник Урала № 07 (161) 2017

Биология и биотехнологии

АРГУНОВ А. В. кандидат биологических наук, научный сотрудник Институт биологических проблем криолитозоны СО РАН

СТЕПАНОВА В. В. кандидат биологических наук, старший научный сотрудник Институт биологических проблем криолитозоны СО РАН

ОХЛОПКОВ И. М. кандидат биологических наук Институт биологических проблем криолитозоны СО РАН



 Based on the data from22 857 cards on winter route accounting (faceshield) and license production ofwild ungulates for 2011–2014, we analyzed the number and useof the resources of the exploited ungulate populations in Yakutia. The researchshows their abundance dynamics in the space-time dimension in the 50-year period.Discussion of errors in methods of accounting wild animals that tended todistort their numbers. Currently, the population of most wild ungulates hasstabilized since their decline in the 1990s, there is a positive tendency togrowth of their populations. In the period of 2010–2016 the population of muskdeer has increased from 8.9 thousand to 44 thousands species, Siberian roe deer– from 9.8 to 28.8 thousands, the wild forest reindeer population has droppedto 63.5 thousands, of red deer increased from 7.2 to 13.0 million, the elk populationis up to 60.0–83.0 thousands, bighorn sheep – to 60 thousands individuals. License productionof ungulates in the region is minimal and does not exceed the permissible normsof their shooting, there is an underutilization of the allocated shootinglimits. However, despite the apparent sustainability of certain species ofungulates in the reporting documents, animals are in fact hunted in largenumbers without a license. Such species include the Siberian roe deer and elk, inthe area which affects the most inhabited areas of the region, and, on thecontrary, the resources of species living in the remote areas such as muskdeer, deer, wild reindeer and snow sheep experience little influence fromhunters.


Keywords: habitat, wild ungulates, population size, population density, shooting.


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