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MASTER THESIS


Habitat use of the European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus).

The aim of this study is to estimate the population size more acurately by using specialized recording equipment and sonogram analysing software.

Over the past decennia the distribution of wild boar (Sus scrofa) extended rapidly and in Flanders encounters with this species became more frequent. However, not all stakeholders embrace this growing population; especially farmers fear substantial damage to their crops and fences. To avoid future crop damage it is necessary to gain extra knowledge on this issue.