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Theriologia Ukrainica
(former Proceedings of the Theriological School)

ISSN 2616-7379 (print) ISSN 2617-1120 (online)

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download pdfDrebet, M., Y. Kapelukh. 2019. New data on distribution of the wildcat (Felis silvestris Schreber, 1777) in Podillia. Theriologia Ukrainica, 18: 128132.



New data on distribution of the wildcat (Felis silvestris Schreber, 1777) in Podillia


Mikhail Drebet, Yaroslav Kapelukh


Podilski Tovtry National Nature Park (Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine),
Medobory Nature Reserve (Hrymailiv, Ukraine)


Theriologia Ukrainica. 2019. Vol. 18: 128132.




English, with Ukrainian summary, titles of tables, captures to figs


During 20162019 new data were obtained regarding the distribution of wildcat within Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi and Vinnytsia regions. Information is provided on four modern finds of a wildcat, of which, in three cases, the finds of dead animals (1st - the death of 1 individual, females, in a poaching aircraft, 2nd poaching shooting of 2 individuals, a male and a female, 3- and - the shooting of one individual during the measures to regulation of the number of red foxes in the territory of the Podilski Tovtry National Nature Park) in one about fixing one individual with a photo trap in the territory of the Medobory nature reserve. The article provides detailed information on the new findings in the Podillia, describes the factors of negative impact on the population and provides recommendations for the conservation and conservation of the species in the region.


wild cat, Podillia, regulation of predatory numbers, poaching, photo traps.



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