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Record number 411374
Title Agri-environmental schemes for the Common hamster (Cricetus cricetus). Why is the Dutch project Successful?
Author(s) Haye, M.J.J. la; Muskens, G.J.D.M.; Kats, R.J.M. van; Kuiters, A.T.; Siepel, H.
Source Aspects of Applied Biology 100 (2010). - ISSN 0265-1491 - p. 117 - 124.
Department(s) CE - Molecular Ecology Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Management
CE - Vegetation and Landscape Ecology
Centre for Ecosystem Studies
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Abstract The Common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) is a rodent, which inhabits arable land across Europe. Over the last decades, West European populations declined with more then 95%, which resulted in numerous local and regional extinctions. In the Netherlands the species went extinct in the wild in 2002, but the same year a research and reintroduction programme was started. The combination of research on the ecology of the species, monitoring, and translation of the results into practical Agri-environmental schemes (AES), resulted in a rapid population growth over the last 7 years. The Dutch project is one of the few projects in Europe which shows positive results of AES on the target species.
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