Study

Home range and habitat use of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) reared in captivity and released in the wild

  • Published source details Pandini W. & Cesaris C. (1997) Home range and habitat use of roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) reared in captivity and released in the wild. Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy (English, 1994-), 9, 45-50.

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Release captive-bred individuals to re-establish or boost populations in native range

Action Link
Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
  1. Release captive-bred individuals to re-establish or boost populations in native range

    A study in 1992–1993 in a mountain area dominated by deciduous forest in northern Italy (Pandini & Cesaris 1997) found that two captive-bred roe deer Capreolus capreolus that were released into the wild survived for at least 10 months. Both captive-bred roe deer survived over 10 months post-release (long term survival is not reported). Their average annual home range extended over 38.5 ha. In November 1992, the two captive-bred male roe deer (aged 17 months) were radio-tagged and released into the wild. The release site was within a 400-ha area with a roe deer population density of 0.2 deer/ha. The area was dominated by deciduous coppice (45%), mixed crops (21%), urbanized areas (14%) and meadows and pastures (13%). The two roe deer were radio-tracked for 10 months after release until September 1993.

    (Summarised by: Ricardo Rocha)

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