Poster presentation 12th International Mammalogical Congress

Investigation of the present state of wild animals and the analysis of the effect by human interference using camera trapping (#678)

Hwa-Jin Lee 1 , Hong-Sik Oh 2 , Jeong Wook Ha 1 , Jung-Hyo Lee 1 , Seong-Joon Park 1
  1. National Institute of Ecology, Seocheonn-gun, Chungnam, South Korea
  2. Faculty of Science Education, Jeju National University, Jeju, Jeju-do, South Korea

Baekdudaegan is an ecological axis of the Korean peninsula, and it is home to a variety of flora and fauna including endangered wildlife. However, the development of roads and other degradation activities have led to an increase in the number of breakage of forest ecosystems, including Baekdudaegan. In addition, the number of people enjoying life vitality and healthy leisure life through mountain climbing increases the space in which use by wild animals and humans overlaps. These factors can cause a reduction in wildlife activity and habitat space. In Korea, research on the use of space in common with wildlife and humans has not been studied yet. However, there is a growing number of studies on case studies such as protection and restoration of wildlife and habitat for wildlife management. In recent years, interest in animal welfare has increased, and non-invasive research methods using camera trapping have been widely used in research of mammals. The camera trapping study carried out in this study can acquire data on the distribution status, major activity time, and  species of mammals in the Baekdudaegan. Because this study analyses the relationship among wild animals emerging in the same space as mountain climbers who are in the Baekdudaegan conservation area, it can be used as basic data for countermeasures against the problems of Baekdudaegan such as the establishment of the protected area, limiting damage caused by human access, and access control.