E3S Web Conf.
Volume 265, 2021Actual Problems of Ecology and Environmental Management (APEEM 2021)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||03 June 2021|
Ecological role of homeless dogs in anthropogenic territories
1 Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan, Russia
2 Povolzhskaya State Academy of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism, Kazan, Russia
The article presents materials of long-term observations for homeless dogs in the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan. Dogs that have passed the path of their domestication are currently showing the opposite process - feralization. According to unofficial data, there are tens of thousands of stray animals in Kazan alone. As the dominant land-based predators, and not only in cities, but also in the suburbs of settlements, they pose a threat to biodiversity in various ecosystems. Stray dogs are indicated as a limiting factor for the large jerboa and speckled ground squirrel included in the Red Book of the Republic of Tatarstan.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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