Tänavu alustab keskkonnaagentuur esmakordselt Eestis mägraseirega. Mis vahe on mägraseirel ja mägravaatlustel? Mägravaatlusi saab iga inimene teha, andes teada, kui kohtab mägra tegevusjälgi või looma ennast ja kandes teabe andmebaasi. Mägraseiret tehakse aga aastatel 2008-2012 kaardistatud linnakute baasil, et kindlaks teha, kas mäger neid linnakuid endiselt asustab ja mil määral.

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Result of badger survey: slightly rising trend in population number

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Mon, 19.12.2016 - 23:06
The badger survey found that badgers were in good shape.
Photo: Tarmo Mikussaar

Posted by the Animal of the Year team 09.12.2016


This year the first badger monitoring in Estonia took place. It was an important enterprise  with regard to the animal of the year. In the beginning of the year we did not know the status of the badger population. It could be guessed that badgers were not too badly off since they  are observed here and there all the time, but nothing more precise than a conjecture could be stated until now.  Since there is no great hunting interest in badgers data collected by hunters are not available either.

About setts in the badger sett survey

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 12.08.2016 - 11:11
paunküla linnak

Photo puzzle. Where is the sett? Because it is tricky to catch several burrow openings at the same time in one photo,  the sett in Paunküla is first of all betrayed in the photo by the heavily scraped area – much sand has been transported out, and in the right-hand upper corner a broad furrow is visible where the badger carries sand and withered grass out from or into the sett. A marked furrow can also be sensed to the left of the trio of trees in the centre. The burrows themselves however are nearly not visible in the photo because the openings are actually quite small, with diameters of only up to 25 centimetres and are also spaced far enough from each other not to show clearly in one photo.
Photo: Tiit Hunt

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