The golden jackal (Canis aureus) is expanding its range towards Northern and Western Europe. In these parts of Europe, there is a lack of substantial knowledge about this animal’s ecology and habitat requirements. The aim of this study was to determine the potential location and numbers of territories in the Netherlands suitable for the golden jackal. This article uses a literature study to review the habitat requirements of the golden jackal.
One of my favourite natural history books is “Monster of God”, by David Quammen, subtitled “The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind”. It tells the story of man’s relationship with big, fierce animals, the ones that can kill and eat us. To illustrate his story, Quammen draws on four examples, three of them mammals (Romanian bears, Russian tigers and Indian lions). He describes the threats to these species, the conflicts that arise where humans and large predators live near one another and the efforts of conservationists.
Editorial / Redactioneel Lutra 61-2 2018
Year(s) of the wolf: no doubt about it!
Year of the serotine or year of the wolf?
‘De Wolf terug’ - antwoorden op vragen
De Wolf terug, eng of enerverend? D. Klees, E. van Maanen, L. Linnartz, M. Drenthen & M. van der Weide 2015. Kosmos, Utrecht. ISBN 978 90 5210 986 2.
The first proof of the recent presence of wolves in the Netherlands
Copulatory lock of wild red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in broad daylight
The first wolf found in the Netherlands in 150 years was the victim of a wildlife crime
The history of urban foxes in Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark