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History of conservation and research activities of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) in the Voronezhsky Nature Reserve
Romashova N.B.
P. 8-19
This article provides a brief historical overview of research and management activities at the Voronezhsky Nature Reserve, Russia, and its role in the successful recovery of Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) populations. I documented the various stages and actions for their protection, live-capture and release of Eurasian beavers from the 1930s to the 1980s. This review includes a list of several scientific studies conducted in the Voronezhsky Nature Reserve related to the biology and ecology of beavers, the development of a captive-breeding program, and research into specific diseases and parasites. Many of the materials for this study are key bibliographical references of the scientific publications found in the Proceedings of the Reserve.

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