Here you can find out about the reintroduction of this species into Jebel Serj National Park.
It is the result of the tight collaboration between the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC-EEZA) and the Tunisian Direction Générale de Forêts (DGF) with the cooperation of the NGO Tunisia Wildlife Conservation Society (TWCS).
In January 2015 an “Accord Cadre de Cooperation Scientifique et Technique” between the Direction Générale des Forêts (DGF) and the EEZA-CSIC was signed to undertake a reintroduction project taking advantage of the captive breeding programmes of endangered gazelles developed by the EEZA-CSIC for the last 45 years. Its main aim is to reintroduce Cuvier’s gazelles in several Tunisian protected areas, with the final objectives of facilitating the restoration of viable populations of this endangered gazelle in part of its historical range. We are developing the first action and 43 individuals (12 males and 31 females) of this species have been reintroduced in Jebel Serj National Park in October 2016.
The evolution of the reintroduced population will be monitored until December 2019. By then we expect it had increased enough to be used for natural dispersion and as source for translocating some individuals to other protected areas in Tunisia.
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Between 29th October and 8th November more than 30 Cuvier’s gazelles have been released in Jebel Serj National Park. All of them were born in Tunisia during the last three breeding seasons, and are “children, grandchildren and grand-grandchildren” of those reintroduced from Spain in this national Park in 2016. After three years, the reintroduced population is getting more and more adapted to its new (old) habitat, and its population is progressively increasing.
As every spring, we have visited Jebel Serj NP to monitor the new births. Over 20 new calves of Atlas gazelles have born along April and up to now. Some adult females are pregnant; so we are expecting more births along May. The best news are that all ...
Yesterday 17th April the Spanish public television (TVE, La 2) presented the Spanish version of the film “Return Home”, telling the story of the first year of this reintroduction project.
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