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A survey of the vulnerable Cuvier’s gazelle (Gazella cuvieri) in the mountains of Ait Tamlil and Anghomar, Central High Atlas of Morocco

Abderrazak El Alami
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Published Online: 2018-04-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2017-0112


This article reports data on the distribution of the Cuvier’s gazelle in the mountains of Ait Tamlil and Anghomar, Central High Atlas. In this study, a combination of standardized interviews combined with a field survey to gather information about gazelles in the region was used. Results confirm the presence of the Cuvier’s gazelle in the high summits of the region limited by the villages of Tikhfist, Megdaz and the lake of Tamda n’Anghomar. The species is threatened by overhunting and habitat destruction. The conservation of Gazella cuvieri is required to increase habitat protection, to enforce the law against capturing gazelles and to raise the awareness of local people about the conservation of this mammal.

Keywords: Central High Atlas; conservation; Cuvier’s gazelle; distribution; Gazella cuvieri


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Received: 2017-09-02

Accepted: 2018-02-27

Published Online: 2018-04-10

Citation Information: Mammalia, 20170112, ISSN (Online) 1864-1547, ISSN (Print) 0025-1461, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2017-0112.

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