Biota and Environment of Natural Areas

Yudin V.G.

On the need to introduce the yellow-throated marten, Martes flavigula Boddaert, 1785 to the Red Data Book of Primorsky Krai

Year: 2022, Number: 2, Pages: 37-47

The tellow-throated marten is a large forest marten, a unique South Asian species of the Russian fauna at the northern edge of its global range. Data on the distribution, abundance and biology of the yellow-throated marten are given, including those that have not been published before. The steady decline of the species’ Russian population is mainly due to the reduction of its habitats due to logging in Korean pinebroadleaved forests and the depletion of the food supply. Therefore, it is urgent to remove the yellow-throated marten from the list of game species and include it in the Red Data Books of Primorsky Krai and the Russian Federation with a rarity status category of 2 as a endangered species with a declining range and population number.

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