Inventaraufnahme des Wildbestandes in einer Oberförsterei in Java (Nied. Indien) im Jahre 1939

Research paper by Ir. F. J. Appelman

Indexed on: 01 Jun '55Published on: 01 Jun '55Published in: European Journal of Wildlife Research


The staff of the Forestry Administration Ngawi in Java, comprising 47000 ha, was obliged to take down every observation of game in a pocket book, stating the time, kind, and place. Within the thick virgin forest such observations were possible in the first place within cut through paths, where the game used to dry skin or feather above all during the wet season. The observations were gathered, examined, and taken down upon cards in ten day periods. In this way the stock of game could be estimated, and this estimation was much more reliable that the personal impression of only a few hunters. The material of numbers provided the Administration with valuable evidence for the decision if shooting should be allowed.