DISTRIBUTION AND POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS OF GAME MAMMALS OF WEST-SIBERIAN TAIGA – TRENDS FROM “PERESTROYKA” BEGINNING

Vladimir Piminov, Andrei Sinitsyn, Alexander Saveljev

Abstract


The population, distribution characteristics and the exploitation of hunting mammals in the taiga region of West Siberia under the industrial anthropogenic factors of the territory are given in the paper. Materials which were used included: data from expeditions to developing fields of Khanty-Mansiysk and Yamalo-Nenetskiy regions, for the period of 2004-2012; census estimates of mammals and birds species from the transformed territories in the vicinity to oilfields; data from hunting associations of Khanty-Mansiysk and Yamalo-Nenetskiy regions on population abundance and harvest for the period from 2001 to 2013. Industrial intrusion into territory of West Siberia especially affects the distribution and population characteristics of reindeer. It has some negative effect on moose population, but bear and sable species suffer much less from anthropogenic factors and an increase in its populations is marked in some regions. Mountain hare, American mink and some other hunting species kept their dynamics in connection to habitat conditions changes.


Keywords


West Siberia, anthropogenic activity, hunting mammals, harvesting, poaching

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