Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

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Middle East
Female goitered gazelle, Shirvan National Park, Azerbaijan * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Simran Vedvyas (UAE)
Region : Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan and the Gobi Desert
Status : Vulnerable
How easily you could have seen them in the past, how endangered they are
This gazelle receives its common name due to the goitre-like swelling on the throat, which is an enlarged cartilaginous cylinder that is larger and more distinctive in males, especially during the breeding season, and allows them to emit loud bellows in courtship
How important role they are playing in the local ecosystem
During the summer months, goitered gazelles graze most active in the early morning and late afternoon, feeding on grasses, leaves and shoots.
What kind of history they had in your region
The goitered gazelle once ranged widely from the south of the Arabian Peninsula across Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Transcaucasia, former Soviet Central Asia (Turkmenistan, Tadjikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan), and western China to southern Mongolia. However, this range has contracted rather drastically since the beginning of the 20th Century, and the species is now locally extinct in many regions, including Georgia, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria and Yemen, and near extinct in Jordan.


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