Current state of steppe tortoise (Agrionemys horsfieldii Gray, 1844) populations in landscapes of southern Kazakhstan

Current state of steppe tortoise (Agrionemys horsfieldii Gray, 1844) populations in landscapes of... ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 210–214. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2008. Original Russian Text © D.A. Bondarenko, E.A. Peregontsev, G.B. Mukhtar, 2008, published in Ekologiya, 2008, No. 3, pp. 222–226. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Current State of Steppe Tortoise (Agrionemys horsfieldii Gray, 1844) Populations in Landscapes of Southern Kazakhstan a b c D. A. Bondarenko , E. A. Peregontsev , and G. B. Mukhtar Head Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology, Russian Federal Medical–Biological Agency, Pervyi Pekhotnyi per. 6, Moscow, 123182 Russia; e-mail: State Biological Control Service (Gosbiokontrol), ul. Chashtepa 21a, Tashkent, 100160 Uzbekistan Institute of Zoology, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, pr. Al-Farabi 93, Akademgorodok, Almaty, 050060 Kazakhstan Received August 18, 2006 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413608030107 Key words: steppe tortoise, abundance, sex and age structure of populations, Kazakhstan. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to N π 1 the assessment of population numbers of the steppe tor- D== --------- - ; B -- - y and y= -- - y , 2 BL 2 n toise (Bozhanskii and Frolov, 2001; Bondarenko and i = 1 Peregontsev, 2006). However, the state of its popula- where N is the total Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Current state of steppe tortoise (Agrionemys horsfieldii Gray, 1844) populations in landscapes of southern Kazakhstan

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