Il. Mihalache

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STUDY REGARDING THE ASSESSMENT OF MORPHO - PHYSIOLOGICAL HARE POPULATIONS

Il. Mihalache, M. Munteanu, Roxana Lazăr, P.C. Boişteanu

Abstract
   Romania is geographically situated in the middle of the temperate zone, central crossed by the Carpathian arch and grafted onto a highly heterogeneous landscape, facts that favored a large animal biodiversity.
   Because this country is located in a temperate zone in which are found various relief forms beggining with the lowland till the alpine hollow facilitates the existence of very different species of hunting interest.
   In Romania the cynegetic potential is an important place caused by the recreational and sportive interest and also alimentary one that it is represented by the hare.
   Characterization of his biological species reflects its ability of adaptation and spreading on very large areas. By studying the hare herds from Romania we can observe an unjustified decrease of this herds that exist on all cynegetic funds from our country.
   The motivation of this study is a necessity for multifactorial identification of the species status in interrelations conditions between various activities and the ecosystems changes that have an impact over hare populations.
   This paper is intended to be a detailed study of the anatomical and technological characterization of populations of hares from Romania.
   The study focused on hare herds that come from various hunting funds from our country territory located on three altitudinal floors: lowland, hill and mountain.
   The determination were made on corporeal clues (height at withers, height at rump, head length, body weight, circumference of the neck, trunk length, trunk circumference, length of the legs) and gravimetric determination of organs and tissues percentage from the carcasses.
   Following the analyzes it can be concluded that the exploiting of hare carcasses is extremely profitable in terms of yields of meat that can be obtained from them.

Key words: cynegetic, hare, ecosystems