Game ecology

Game ecology

In Europe mammals living in the forest are subject to gaming laws. Hunters have to be versed in game ecology, wild animal management and hunting practice. Special attention is paid to strategies and communication.

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Chamois, ibex and red deer are moving to higher ground

Climate change has prompted three of the most common ungulate species in the Alps - chamois, ibex and red deer - to move to higher elevations in the late summer and autumn. The tendency of roe deer to move to higher ground was weaker.

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The raccoon – a rascal with destruction potential

Raccoons have been living in Swiss forests for 30 years. Unlike in central Germany where the animals, originally introduced from America, have in many places become a plague, they are not yet very many in Switzerland. Near Lake Geneva they have become more numerous since 2003 …

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