The congress organized by the Spanish Society for the Conservation and Study of Mammals (SECEM) is held every two years. The 2021 edition took place in Córdoba, from 4 to 7 December, with almost 300 participants and a total of 172 communications submitted.
Minuartia participated with two communications on ungulates. In the first, a study of wild goats carried out in the Montsant Natural Park was presented, with a focus on density estimation using random encounter model (REM) methodology based on photo-trapping. This was the first experience using this technique with wild goats in the Iberian Peninsula.
Preliminary results of analysing the spatial distribution of wild boar in areas surrounding Barcelona Provincial Council’s Parks Network were also presented. The results show changes in locations of the wild boar that have been caught over the years. Wild boar are now found at lower altitudes and closer to urban centres, which increases the conflicts between hunters and other people.
See the conference papers here: