Golden Jackal informal study Group in Europe GOJAGE
After 3rd action of specialized monitoring for the golden jackal populations in natural areas from Romania, Azimut 2011 (February 2011), several discussions took place with a topic of European concerns regarding recent phenomenon of natural resettlement of Europe by the golden jackal species and about the importance that would be a unification of studies and data from Europe and abroad.
Department of Ecology NGO Crispus Sibiu ROMANIA and Natural History Museum from Udine ITALY took the initiative to form this informal study group and agreed to open a free website for a better collection of information and presentation of current concerns regarding the study of jackal populations in Europe (Ovidiu C. Banea & Luca Lapini).
GOJAGE (2011): Giorgos Giannatos (Greece), Luca Lapini (Italy), Dumitru Murariu (Romania), Miha Krofel (Slovenia), Dusko Cirovic (Serbia), Laszlo Szabo (Hungary), Ovidiu Banea (Romania), Petre Gargarea (Romania), Daniel Perez Vazquez (Spain), Jaroslav Cervinka (Czech Republic), Martin Salek (Czech Republic), Aleksandra Penezic (Serbia), Frank Zachos (Austria), Mark Hajdu (Hungary), Letizia Kozlan (Italy).
Until now joined GOJAGE: Ivana Selanec (Croatia), Alexandra Grigore (Romania), Nicoleta Dinculescu (Romania), Krassimir Kurtev (Bulgaria), Gabriella Dragne (Greece), Dan Vasiu (Romania), Franco Milani (Italy), Stefano Pecorella (Italy), Tomaž Berce (Slovenia), Cristian-Remus Papp (Romania), Coşkun Tez (Turkey), Osman Ibiş (Turkey), Mateja Deržič (Slovenia), Jasna Mladenovič (Slovenia), Ivan Budinski (Croatia), Lejla Colic (Croatia), Stefano Filacorda (Italy), Andrea Caboni (Italy), Luca Dorigo (Italy), Marco Pavanello (Italy), Peep Männil (Estonia), Kaja Lotman (Estonia), Liisi Laos (Estonia), Alex Lotman (Estonia), Tonis Ulm (Estonia), Antti Halkka (Finland), Hiroshi Tsunoda (Japan), Ilya Acosta Pankov (Bulgaria), Felix Böcker (Germany), Dominique Van Asperen (Greece), Igor Zagorodniuk (Ukraine), Mykola Rozhenko (Ukraine), Sergey Zhyla (Ukraine), Valery Dombrovski (Belarus), Viktor Demianchik (Belarus), Elena Dyatlova (Ukraine), Andriy-Taras Bashta (Ukraine), Jose Luis Alvarez Piernas (Spain), Lucian Parfon (Romania), Radu Mot (Romania), Chandika Jayaratne (Sri Lanka), Maria Petridou (Greece), Grygoriy Kolomytsev (Ukraine), Michelle Drew (Australia), Stoyan Stoyanov (Bulgaria), Timo Maran (Estonia), Janez Tarman (Slovenia), Julie K. Young (USA), Jeffrey Sweetbaum (Montenegro), Nathan Ranc (France), Wojciech Solarz (Poland), Sebastijan Lamut (Slovenia), Anita Kurys (Hungary), Francisco Jorge Álvares (Portugal), Maciej Romanski (Poland), Gintarė Žalkauskaite (Lithuania), Jos Stratford (United Kingdom), Aakriti Singh (India), Jennifer Hatlauf (Austria), Klaus Hackländer (Austria), Janos Botond Kiss (Romania), Liselotte Wesley Andersen (Denmark), Neculai Selaru (Romania), Calin Gherman (Romania), Vladimir Talpes (Romania), Angela Ionica (Romania), Nuno Guimarães (Slovakia), Francesca Nemola (Italy), Francesca Decandia (Italy), Vaidas Balys (Lithuania), Mogens Trolle (Denmark), Carsten Rahbek (Denmark), Attila Farkas (Romania), Carlo Comazzi (Italy), Anastasios Legakis (Greece).
Reliable data and scientific support we got from Janosch Arnold (Austria), Boris Krystufek (Slovenia), Grigore Baboianu (Romania), Nikolai Spassov (Bulgaria), Vassil Golemansky (Bulgaria), Wieslaw Bogdanowicz (Poland), Vasyl Prydatko (Ukraine).
This group is open to anyone who wants to get involved in the study of jackals and relationships that it develops to biodiversity and human activities. GOJAGE has no management structures and is not subject to any kind of policies or demands by administrative or scientific organizations.
The sole purpose of creating this group is to gather updated knowledge and information about the golden jackal in all European countries and to communicate joint research activities and specialized monitoring for the golden jackal specific ecological systems in Europe and abroad over its entire known range.