Population status of jungle cat (Felis chaus) in Egirdir lake, Turkey

Ogurlu I., Gundogdu E., Yildirim İ. C.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY, vol.31, pp.179-183, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-183
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


This study has been conducted between years 2002-2008 in nearby Egirdirlake, which is acknowledged to be amongst the biggest fresh waterlakes in Turkey Within the scope of this study, observations have been made on one of the cat species common in Turkey, Jungle Cat Felis chaos, its biology, distribution, population size, behavior and food in their habitat as well as problems concerning its conservation. The findings have been compared to previous data set worldwide. Besides, the status of this species in Turkey has been briefly referred.