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    Abstract - Issue Jan + Mar 2010, 31 (1)                                     Back

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Population status of jungle cat (Felis chaus) in Egirdir lake, Turkey


Idris Ogurlu1,? Ebubekir Gundogdu*2 and Ismet Ceyhun Yildirim3

1,2Department of Forest Entomology and Conservation, Forestry Faculty, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta - 32260, Turkey

3Department of Forest Entomology and Conservation, Forestry Faculty, Kahramanmaras

Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras - 46100, Turkey

(Received: March 10, 2009; Revised received: May 20, 2009; Accepted: September 18, 2009)


Abstract: This study has been conducted between years 2002-2008 in nearby Egirdir lake, which is acknowledged to be amongst the biggest fresh water lakes in Turkey. Within the scope of this study, observations have been made on one of the cat species common in Turkey, Jungle Cat Felis chaus, its biology, distribution, population size, behavior and food in their habitat as well as problems concerning its conservation. The findings have been compared to previous data set worldwide. Besides, the status of this species in Turkey has been briefly referred.

Key words: Jungle cat, Felis chaus, Egirdir lake, Ecology

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