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Abstract

Inverse relationship.

Abstract

This paper discussed the population size of roe deer and fallow deer in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduenin (AWD-Amsterdam Water Treatment dune system) a nature reserve adjoin by another national park reserve in the north, the Nationa Park Zuid-Kennemer land (NPZK) and farther to the north the Noord-Hollands Duinreservaat (NHD). The roe deer populations in this area became present when hunters (not AWD managers) introduced them early in the 1960s and later were joined by fallow deer in the 1980s (introduced illegally). In the year 2012 the population of fallow deer grew dramatically reaching about 1600-1800 as compared to only 20 in 2011. Thus, in this article the author explains the reasons for this inverse ralationship on the population of fallow deer and roe deer and presents the current measures being done to increase the population of roe deer in this area.