Schatting van het aantal wilde zwijnen en hun populatiedynamiek in Noord-Brabant en Limburg met genetisch onderzoek

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In this pilot study it was investigated whether genetic research can be used for more accurate estimates of numbers and population dynamics of wild boar (in North Brabant and Limburg) as a modification of the traditional capture-mark-recapture method. For this purpose, droppings samples and tissue samples (from shooting and road casualties) were collected in 2 areas. Of the dropping samples, 46% resulted in a successful DNA profile, of the tissue samples this was 98%. This resulted in 64 unique DNA profiles (individuals) based on faecal samples and 332 profiles based on tissue samples. In only six cases, an individual was identified first through a faecal sample and then in a tissue sample. This number of finds was much smaller than expected and turned out to be too few to provide a reliable estimate of the numbers and population dynamics in the areas.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Environmental Research
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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NameRapport / Wageningen Environmental Research
ISSN (Print)1566-7197

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