CERVINE ANIMAL DISTRIBUTION IN LITHUANIA
Keywords:cervine animal, hunting area units, distribution
Cervine animal are the most abundant inhabitants of forests in Lithuania, the number of which has been increasing for more than several decades. In order to optimally regulate the existing populations, it is necessary to know and evaluate the indicators of the abundance of animals. The article describes the analysis carried out to determine the distribution of roe deer, red deer and moose in hunting area units. Accounting data based on tracks in the snow registered by users of hunting area units (~1000 hunting area units in the territory of Lithuania), general trends in the distribution of Cervine animal in the territory of Lithuania were studied. Based on the results of the research, it was established that the most forested areas of Lithuania are characterized by the largest numbers of Cervine animal. True, forest areas did not have such a big influence on the distribution of roe deer compared to red deer or moose. It was observed that higher abundance is found in the peripheral areas of the districts.