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- Lyet, A.; Cheylan, M.; Prodon, R.; Besnard, A.
- Animal conservation 2009 v.12 no.3 pp. 238-248
- endangered species; grazing; vegetation cover; land use; grasslands; prescribed burning; grazing lands; ecosystems; issues and policy; body condition; fauna; wildland fire management; autumn; woody plants; predation; biodiversity; Vipera ursinii; mortality; grasshoppers; landscapes; snakes; habitats; France; Alps region
- ... Burning has traditionally been used in the southern French Alps to maintain open lands for grazing. In the context of land use abandonment, prescribed burning may be the only realistic practical tool available to oppose encroachment by woody plants in numerous mountainous landscapes. Although only recently developed as a modern tool for wildfire prevention and management of pastoral grasslands, th ...
- S. Lovari; R. Boesi; I. Minder; N. Mucci; E. Randi; A. Dematteis; S. B. Ale
- Animal conservation 2009 v.12 no.6 pp. 559-570
- Moschus; Panthera uncia; autumn; biodiversity; birth rate; cats; cattle; deer; diet; ecosystems; extinction; national parks; predation; risk; single nucleotide polymorphism; summer
- ... Twenty‐five years ago, the snow leopard Uncia uncia, an endangered large cat, was eliminated from what is now Sagarmatha National Park (SNP). Heavy hunting pressure depleted that area of most medium–large mammals, before it became a park. After three decades of protection, the cessation of hunting and the recovery of wild ungulate populations, snow leopards have recently returned (four individuals ...