Funding for this research was provided by:
university of south-eastern norway
the royal norwegian society of sciences and letters
Received: 15 June 2021
Accepted: 11 August 2021
First Online: 18 August 2021
: All capture and handling procedures were approved by the Norwegian Experimental Animal Board (FOTS ID15947) and by the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management (2014/14415). Our study met the ASAB/ABS Guidelines for the treatment of animals in behavioural research and teaching [CitationRef removed]. No individuals were injured during capture and handling, and they were all successfully released. All methods were performed in accordance with the relevant guidelines and regulations [CitationRef removed]. No short-term effects have been observed on the movement after tagging [CitationRef removed]. Body mass of dominant individuals have been observed to decrease with number of capture and handling events, but no statistically clear effects have been observed on survival or other body condition indices [CitationRef removed]. Number of capture and handling events was also observed to affect reproduction, but the population seemed habituated to repeated capture and handling in the long-term [CitationRef removed]. To minimize potential risks, the NBP prioritized capture and handling individuals that were necessary for the monitoring and experiments with clear objectives.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.