Saveljev A.P., Lissovsky A.A., Kozlov Y.A. 2020. Comparative analysis of the lists of hunting mammals of the countries of the Baltic region and Belarus // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.19. No.1. P.65–70 [in English].

Alexander P. Saveljev [], Yuri A. Kozlov [], Russian Research Institute of Game Management and Fur Farming, Preobrazhenskaya str. 79, Kirov 610000, Russia; Andrey A. Lissovsky [], Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Bolshaya Nikitskaya 2, Moscow 125009, Russia.

doi: 10.15298/rusjtheriol.19.1.06

ABSTRACT. The management of biological resources, which have important utilitarian value, should be based on current knowledge about their distribution, abundance, and taxonomic status. The data on the dynamics of distribution ranges and species abundance are easily available in the literature. However, it would seem that the simplest information — the lists of game species and their regional differences — is difficult for mammalogists to access. We compared the modern lists of hunting mammals of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, and the bordering region of the Russian Federation with respect to their quantitative composition, structure and taxonomic verification. General trends and national features of the lists are noted. The recent and historical changes in the lists of objects of legal hunting are analysed.

KEY WORDS: game mammals, hunting, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus.

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