RESEARCH ON THE FAUNA FROM OLT COUNTY PUBLISHEDCătălin-Ionel CIONTU, Maria DINCĂ, Ion CHISĂLIŢĂ Ciontu_Catalin@yahoo.com
The Olt County compris 57 game funds with a surface of 492.073 ha. Amongst the game species present in this County, eight (fallow-deer, muflon, eurasian-coot, comon-quail, eurasian-jay, crow, bream, picke-perch) were selected and classified based on 19 criteria (harvesting period, the quantity gathered by a worker in eight hours, harvesting cost, harvesting knowledge, knowledge for harvesting the species, tools needed for harvesting, complexity of harvesting process, development of the process of harvesting, knowledge for recognition, distribution range, biotic threats, abiotic threats, perishability, market potential, market demand, "celebrity” of the product on the market, the price of raw product, the price of the derived product, portfolio of derived products, the transport from the harvesting point up to the storage center). Notes from 1 to 8 were given for each species taken into account for this study by specialists from the domain and by using an analytical hierarchical process (AHP) based on the Expert Choice Desktop Software. As such, the species with an important game interest are the fallow-deer and common-quail due to the fact that they have a large portfolio of derived products, a large distribution range and a high demand on the market. On the other side, the least important species are the eurasian-jay and eurasian-coot because biotic threats, abiotic threats, perishability, market potential, market demand, "celebrity” of the product on the market, the price of raw product, the price of the derived product, portfolio of derived products are low. Overall, the harvesting potential and commercialization of game species, as well as their diversity, in this County is high, portfolio of derived products is high.This aspect is the cause of a well represented forest area that allows the space and environment in which these species can reproduce and develop. Hunting and trading these species also represents an important income source for the owners of hunting fundsand for their development.
Olt County, fauna, harvesting, fallow-deer, comon-quail
Sustainable Development, Environmental Engineering and Geomatics