How many arctic foxes are in Iceland?
AnswerBefore the regular monitoring began in 1979, annual harvest of legally hunted foxes was thoroughly registered. Thus, data from breeding and non-breeding individuals, as well as pups from den culling, exist. According to the hunting data, the arctic fox pupulation declined from 1958 and and was estimated around 1.300 individuals in 1979 when the population was determined by age-cohort methods for the first time by Dr. Pall Hersteinsson (1951-2011).
- Hersteinsson P. (2010): Íslenska tófan [e. The Icelandic arctic fox]. In: Palsson B. (ed): Hunting report book. The Environmental agency of Iceland, Akureyri. 50 pp [in Icelandic].
- Melrakkasetur Íslands. Published with permission from the rightful owner.
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Ester Rut Unnsteinsdóttir. „How many arctic foxes are in Iceland?“. The Icelandic Web of Science 25.6.2012. http://why.is/svar.php?id=62652. (Skoðað 27.4.2017).
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