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Population status of Heptner’s markhor Capra falconeri heptneri in Tajikistan: challenges for conservation

Abstract Heptner’s markhor Capra falconeri heptneri is
an Endangered wild goat occurring in disjunct populations
in southern Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and
Turkmenistan. Surveys to determine the total population
in Tajikistan were conducted during February–April 2012.
A total of 1,018 animals were observed. In most areas, which
include state protected areas and family- and communitybased
conservancies, markhor populations are stable or
increasing. Threats include illegal hunting, habitat degradation,
competition with livestock and disease transmission.
To motivate conservancies economically to protect markhor
populations, trophy hunting should be permitted to
accommodate the sustainable use of markhor, with revenues
distributed in a transparent and equitably shared manner.




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