Antelopes: North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

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David P. Mallon, Steven Charles Kingswood
IUCN, 2001 - 260 pages
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Antelope herds numbering in the tens of thousands formerly occurred across the steppes and semideserts of Eurasia and India, but these have nearly all been reduced to fractions of their earlier size; antelope populations are now fragmented across the region, and during recent decades several species have disappeared altogether. Threats include hunting, loss of habitat, population fragmentation, inadequate protected area coverage, poorly-developed administrative structures, under-resourcing of conservation programmes, and lack of enforcement of existing legislation. Rising human population growth and economic development constantly increases pressure on land and natural resources. There is a consequent need for integrated rural development, and community-based conservation projects, which have the full participation of local people at the planning and execution stages.This publication, Part 4 of the Global Antelope Survey, covers 37 countries in the region, and actions to conserve antelope populations are listed in each country report.

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Antelopes: North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia
David P. Mallon, Steven Charles Kingswood - Nature - 2001 - 260 pages
Antelope herds numbering in the tens of thousands formerly occurred across
the steppes and semideserts of Eurasia and India, but these have nearly all been reduced to fractions of their earlier size; antelope populations are now fragmented across the region, and during recent decades several species have disappeared altogether. Threats include hunting, loss of habitat, population fragmentation, inadequate protected area coverage, poorly-developed administrative structures, under-resourcing of conservation programmes, and lack of enforcement of existing legislation. Rising human population growth and economic development constantly increases pressure on land and natural resources. There is a consequent need for integrated rural development, and community-based conservation projects, which have the full participation of local people at the planning and execution stages.This publication, Part 4 of the Global Antelope Survey, covers 37 countries in the region, and actions to conserve antelope populations are listed in each country report. 

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Algeria K De Smet and T R Smith
22
Tunisia T R Smith D P Mallon
30
Libya K Khattabi and D P Mallon
41
Egypt M A Saleh
48
Saudi Arabia K M Dunham
55
Yemen D P Mallon and M AlSafadi
63
Oman D Insall
69
Bahrain S A Mohamed
79
Iraq K AlRobaae and S C Kingswood
88
Lebanon S C Kingswood
99
Israel including West Bank and Gaza
107
Regional Status of Antelopes in North
213
Regional Action Plan for Antelope
231
Antelope Inventory Report Form
247
IUCNSSC Action Plans for
258
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