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@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/13492,
  title    = {Bed Site Selection by Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in Baghshadi Protected Area, Yazd Province, Iran },
  author    = {S. Aghainajafizadeh and  F. Heydari and  H. Abbasian},
  country   = {Iran, Islamic Republic Of},
  institution={Islamic Azad University Meybod Branch},
  abstract  = {Populations of wild boar present in semi-arid of central Iran. We studied features influencing bed site selection by this species in semi-arid central steppe of Iran. Habitat features of the detected bed site were compared with randomly selected by quantifying number of habitat variables in semi- arid area in Iran. The results revealed that the most important influencing factors in bed site selection were vegetation cover, number of Artemisia sieberi, percentage cover and height of Acer cinerascens, percentage cover and height of Amygdalus scoparia. This is the first ecological study of the wild boar in a protected area of the semi desert biome of Iran. Sustainability of wild boar populations in this area dependent to shrubs of Amygdalus scoparia and Acer cinerascens for thermal and camouflage cover.
},
    journal   = {International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering},  volume    = {6},
  number    = {7},
  year      = {2012},
  pages     = {457 - 459},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/13492},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=67},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 67, 2012},
}