THE RESCUE PROGRAM FOR TUROPOLJER PIG AND ITS IMPORTANCE FOR THE NATURE PARK LONJSKO POLJE CROATIAReport as inadecuate




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Stockbreeding : Journal of Animal Improvement, Vol.48 No.9-10 November 1994. -

Since 1991 the population of the Turopolje pig has decreased dramatically on direct and indirect account of the war. The breed is acutly endangered to become extinct. SAVE and EURONATUR have started an emergency program which provides in-situ and ex-situ preservation. Nondirected crossbreeding has strongly distorted the original appearance of the breed. The author tries to define characteristics of the breed evaluating scientific literature, information of old heradsmen and observations by his own. Defined characteristics have been hasically used for selection of breeding stock. The author explains the breeding program and emphasizes the importance of in-situ preservation for conservation.

By Marsilea quadrifolia he exemplary explains the dependence of rare species of plants and animals on pig pasture.



Author: Goran Gugić - ; Drenov Bok, Krapje, Republika Hrvatska

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