Research on the daily activity of the stone marten (Martes foina erxl.) in anthropogenically influenced habitats in Bulgaria

  • Georgi Stanimirov Dudin University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski", Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, 24 Tzar Asen Str., Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
  • Dilian G. Georgiev University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski", Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, 24 Tzar Asen Str., Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria

Abstract

The study was done on a kind of a small predator by digital photo cameras in three remote geographic areas. There have been 709 photos of stone marten (Martes foina), of which 518 in Sinite Kamani Nature Park, 118 in State Hunting Department "Chepino" and 75 in anthropogenically influenced habitats in the villages of Byga and Isperihovo. By analyzing the daily activity of the species is recorded night or twilight activity between 17 and 7:00 hours (morning, evening or night). In the time interval between 07-17 during the day, the activity of the type is not registered.

Published
2017-07-11
Section
Ecology and Ecotoxicology