Management of Alpine Marmot populations
Fhylogenetic and geological aspects of marmot distribution in Europe are considered. Historical relations between people and marmot populations aie examined explaining the current distribution of Alpine marmots. At the end of the 20th century, Alpine marmot papulations are in expansion. This fact is related to changes in anthropogenic pressure and to the creation of protected areas in the mountains. Technical, biological, ethical and legal aspects of translocation of marmots in Europe are examined. Recommendations are made for management of marmot populations.
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