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"Beaver in Croatia" - 20 Years later

Grubešić, Marijan; Margaletić, Josip; Bjedov, Linda; Tomljanović, Kristijan; Vucelja, Marko
"Beaver in Croatia" - 20 Years later // Book of abstracts / Bjedov, Linda ; Schwab, Gerhard ; Grubešić, Marijan (ur.).
Zagreb: Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb, 2012. str. 9-9 (plenarno, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)

"Beaver in Croatia" - 20 Years later

Grubešić, Marijan ; Margaletić, Josip ; Bjedov, Linda ; Tomljanović, Kristijan ; Vucelja, Marko

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Book of abstracts / Bjedov, Linda ; Schwab, Gerhard ; Grubešić, Marijan - Zagreb : Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb, 2012, 9-9


6th International Beaver Symposium

Mjesto i datum
Ivanić-Grad, Hrvatska, 17-20.09.2012

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Beaver reintroduction; Croatia; monitoring; damage; population

The "Beaver in Croatia" conceptual and descriptive started at 1992. The basis for the idea and following project was the experience gained in 1990/91 in beaver research as part of project "Beaver in Bavaria". The beginnings of the idea about beaver reintroduction in Croatia were the master thesis from Grubešić (1992) and presentation at the symposium on the Brijuni (Grubešić, 1992). Description of the "Beaver in Croatia" project which officially began its realization was formed in late 1993 in collaboration with WGM's Munich and Faculty of Forestry, Zagreb. What happened after? After extensive preparation, the beaver reintroduction in Croatia was performed from 20.04. 1996. – 11.03.1998. and within this period 85 beavers were brought and reintroduced in Croatia. Rapid dispersion and successful reproduction soon made the beaver a resident of most aquatic ecosystem of central Croatia. Beavers also spread to neighbouring countries: Hungary, Slovenia, Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, a beaver population in Croatia originated from 1-2 family which probably came from Baja area in southern Hungary, where beavers were also reintroduced in 1996. Beaver population status in Croatia is satisfactory ; most suitable habitats are inhabited by beavers with available space for expansion in eastern Croatian. According to the results of continuous monitoring there are circa 400 families inhabiting Croatia (in late 2011.). Beavers are well accepted by society and have significant media attention, but in some areas where they caused habitat destruction (mainly streams) and already filled their habitat capacity. In such areas they started to inhabit unsuitable and undesirable locations which of certainly leads to problems caused by beavers. So far up the arising problems were: damage to agricultural crops, damage to orchards, damage due to undermining the agricultural areas and problems that arise due to flooding or water-logging of the ground due to dam constructions. Currently the unresolved question of beaver management in Croatia makes it difficult to address issues of beaver protection as well as managing damage caused by beavers. It is necessary as soon as possible to create a management plan and define ways to resolve further protection measures for beavers and measures to prevent or repair damage they cause. Croatia now has a stable beaver population and they are again a constitutive part of the Croatian fauna.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja


Projekt / tema
068-0532400-0712 - Utjecaj staništa na prirast i tjelesni razvoj divljači (Marijan Grubešić, )

Šumarski fakultet, Zagreb