The dataset contains results of the detailed survey of the European ground squirrel in Ukraine in 2022.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Rusin M (2022): Modern distribution of the European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) in Ukraine. v1.1. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=sousliksukraine2022&v=1.1
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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e27b9bd0-74f3-4431-ae5f-da6f0e6e9784. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
Occurrence; European ground squirrel; active burrow; Observation
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Southern Vinnytsia and Eastern Chernivtsi provinces of Ukraine.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [48.16, 26.423], North East [48.779, 29.282]|
The dataset consists of records of European sousliks (Spermophilus citellus).
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|Title||European ground squirrel in Ukraine: status and conservation efforts|
|Funding||The Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund.|
|Study Area Description||Chernivtsi, Vinnytsia and Zakarpattia regions of Ukraine.|
|Design Description||The goal of the project is to gather data on the modern distribution of European ground squirrels and to develop conservation activities for all found colonies.|
The personnel involved in the project:
The mapping of European ground squirrels (EGS) was performed by pedestrian examination of potential habitats (pastrures) in the areas were EGS have been previously reported. From two to five pedestrians were involved in the burrow census. Distance from each observer was 5-20 m on the areas with no souslik presence informatiom. Whenever we record any burrow (either active or inactive), we applied more tight formation with distance 3-5 m between obervers. Each burrow was geotagged in the field using hand-held GPS Garmin eTrex30x with accuracy app. 3 m. Only visually active burrows were geotagged, e.g. those having signs of EGS regular visiting the burrow (feces of EGS, open entrance with no mud inside, no spider webs etc.). The only exception was on colony Bernovo2, where we had no access to GPS device, but geotagged some burrows using mobile phone. To separate EGS from close species (Spermophilus suslicus), either photographing of sousliks or live-trapping has been performed on most colonies.
|Study Extent||The burrow census was performed in May-July 2022 within eastern part of Chernivtsi Oblast and southern part of Vinnytsia Oblast'.|
|Quality Control||The author is fully responsible for the quality of data provided within the dataset.|
Method step description:
- Conducting of field trips and visual identification of the animals or signs of their presence.
- Organizing of dataset according to Darwin Core standards.