Deserta Grande Goat

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The Restoration of the original islands habitat projects include the total eradication of this feral goat population. Since the 2014 900 animals have been eradicated by hunting.
Country Portugal, P
Location Deserta Grande, Madeira Archipelago
Species Goat
Management feral
Population size 200
Morphology Brown with diferential marks in both sexes (wild colouration), Coat Short-medium
History ancient introduction hundereds of years ago
Need for Action Rescue of the population still present in Deserta Islet and transfer to the main island of Madeira for in situ conservation and continuation of the genetic studies from 2012 – 2014.
Source of information Direçao Regional de Agricultura of Madeira Government - Secretaria Regional de Agricultura e Pescas, Pedro Miguel Alves Delgado, Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses, 23 - 2.º andar, PT-9000-054 Funchal Madeira island,



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