Edelhert: Cervus elaphus

Translated title of the contribution: Red deer: Cervus elaphus

G.W.T.A. Groot Bruinderink, S. Broekhuizen

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The red deer occurs on the Veluwe in Gelderland and in the Oostvaardersplassen in Flevoland. Both populations have been fenced in. Outside these areas, there is a zero tolerance policy and culling measures are in place. In the past few decades, the population on the Veluwe grew to around 2500 animals. The population in the Oostvaardersplassen is about the same size, and grew from an Original group of 44 that was released in the area in 1992. Some Dutch provinces may suspend the current zero tolerance policy to make way for red deer in the future.
Translated title of the contributionRed deer: Cervus elaphus
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationAtlas van de Nederlandse zoogdieren
Subtitle of host publicationNatuur van Nederland 12
PublisherNaturalis Biodiversity Center
ISBN (Print)9789050115346
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameNatuur van Nederland

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