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Type Journal Article - Methods
Title Eurasian otter Lutra lutra in developing countries: a resurvey of Albania 22 years after the fall of communism
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
URL http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&fid=9547843&jid=ORX&volumeId=-1&issueId=​-1&aid=9547838
In countries with emerging and developing economies the need to promote development and the lack of information on the status of the Near Threatened Eurasian otter Lutra lutra have given rise for concern about the conservation status of the species. In Albania information about the distribution of this otter dates from ????. In ???? we resurveyed ?? sites previously surveyed in ????, and a further ?? sites throughout the country. At each site nine habitat variables of potential importance to otters were recorded and analysed. Overall the distribution pattern in ???? did not differ from that recorded in ????, although a reduction in marking intensity suggested a possible decline in otter numbers. Distribution of the otter has been influenced by land use and human density, suggesting man-induced habitat changes since the fall of communism may have affected the quality and fragmentation of otter habitats.

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