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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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OVER 20 NEW BABIES HAVE BORNE IN 2019

RETURN HOME: A MOVIE ABOUT THE PROJECT ON SPANISH TV

THE THIRD MATING SEASON BEGIN

AT SERJ

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.

VIDEO: Return Home

 

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The Cuvier’s gazelles in Serj are now ready to start their third breeding season. During 14-19 October 2018, the research team travelled to Tunis to organize the new breeding groups. This year, with more than 60 gazelles, there are six breeding groups ready to reproduce. As last year, young males born in spring 2018 are living together in a bachelor group.

 

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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 ...

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You can send any comment or question about the gazella cuvier's  reintroduction project in Tunisia to the following email emoreno@eeza.csic.es or in the following contact direction:

 

Estación Experimental de Zonas Aridas

Ctra. de Sacramento s/n, La Cañada de San Urbano, 04120, Almería (Spain)

 

Tel: (+34) 950951120

Tel: (+34) 950281045

 

 

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