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.
Ecology Department of Crispus NGO 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 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), Vasyl Prydatko (Ukraine), Grygoriy Kolomytsev (Ukraine), Michelle Drew (Australia), Stoyan Stoyanov (Bulgaria), Marius G. Berchi (Romania), Mihai Marinov (Romania), Marian Tudor (Romania), Ion Munteanu (Romania), Nikolai Spassov (Bulgaria), Claudio Sillero-Zubiri (UK), Yadvendradev Jhala (India), Joszef Lanski (Hungary), Doru Panaitescu (Romania), Matt Hayward (Australia), Anja Molinari-Jobin (Switzerland), Georgi Markov (Bulgaria), Isabela Maria Filimon (Romania), Benjamin Benti (France), Adela Dumitrascu (Sweden), Silviu Chiriac (Romania), Stanley Gehrt (USA), Andrei Mihalca (Romania), Klaus Hackländer (Austria), Jennifer Hatlauf (Austria), Morten Kure Kattenhøj (Denmark), John Linnell (Norway), Cosmin A. Taru (Romania), Marc Graf (Austria), Alex Gridan (Romania), Mauro Belardi (Italy), Chiara Elisa Spallino (Italy), Nicola Bressi (Italy).
Representative members for few countries you can find in a well known work of GOJAGE, Hatlauf et al 2016 Assessment of new records (2016) at page 4 (HERE).
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).