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Success in the strengthening of the endangered colony of European souslik
18.04.2018 y.

With the coming of spring, in early April, a team of the LIFE project “Land for LIFE”, carried out a study of the colony of European souslik that was strengthened in the summer of 2017. Last July, within the project, 96 representatives of the species were translocated for the conservation of a threatened with extinction colony in the Zapadna Strandzha Special Protection Area. 25 of them were tagged with specially designed collars with radio transmitters.

The team - Dr. Yordan Koshev (Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research - BAS), Maria Kachamakova (Ph.D. student at the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research - BAS) and Svetla Todorova (student at the Faculty of Biology, Sofia University) captured 6 individuals and performed radio telemetry. Four of the captured mammals were from those who had been relocated and released last summer, and one of the mallards was tagged with radio transmitter.

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