1 Tahrcountry Musings: Bukhara deer reintroduced in Kazakhstan

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bukhara deer reintroduced in Kazakhstan

The endangered Bukhara deer has been reintroduced to its former habitat on the right bank of Kazakhstan's Ili River. This was the result of joint efforts by WWF and the Altyn Emel National Park Service in Kazakhstan. Two bucks and seven does were reintroduced. The Bukhara deer population throughout Central Asia had dropped due to habitat loss and poaching. By the end of the 1990s there were only 350 deer left. Since WWF started its Bukhara deer conservation project in Central Asia in 1999, the population has increased to 1,000 deer.

3 comments:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Herat warming news tahrman.Any idea about the zoological name of this deer?

Tahrman Alembath said...

A typo? Heart warming I presume.
The zoological name is
Cervus elaphus bactrianus

Prasanth Kodai said...

Yes, a typo. Thanks for the info about the deer