Holarctic Marmots as a factor of Biodiversity.
Rumiantsev V.Yu;, Nikol'skii A.A. & Brandler O.V. eds.,
3d Conference on Marmots (Cheboksary, Russia, 25-30 August 1997),
Moscow ABF 1997, 216p., 61 (Russian), 166 (English).
HUMAN-MARMOTS COHABITATION HISTORY :
THE CASE OF AUSSOIS (SAVOIE, FRANCE)
S. Louis, Yu. Semenov, O. Giboulet
Laboratoire de Socioécologie et Conservation Batiment 403, UCBL1,
Villeurbanne Cédex, France
A balance exists between prey and predator populations in wildlife. Animals adjusted their behaviour to reduce predation and allow species surviving and predators took only what is necessary to avoid exhaustion of their foraging source. According to many authors, wildlife is threatened by human disturbance, because it is too recent and animals are not habituated. In this paper, we try to follow human and marmot relations evolution, in a Savoie village (France), to give evidence that this cohabitation is not so recent, and, that, in this site, marmots might habituate to human disturbance.
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