Nutritional Quality and Quantity of Available Forages Relative to Demand: A Case Study of the Goitered Gazelles of the Golestan National Park, Iran

Elham Bagheri Rad, Mansour Mesdaghi, Norhayati Ahmad, Maimon Abdullah

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Abstract

On the Ground • Information on seasonal trends in quantity and quality of available forage for the goitered gazelle may be useful to wildlife managers in developing management practices to maintain healthy populations and reduce the consumption of toxic plants by protected wildlife. • Goitered gazelles in Golestan National Park in Iran relied on a variety of grasses, shrubs, and forbs, to meet their nutrituional needs across seasons. • Increased knowledge of the goitered gazelles diet is expected to assist wildlife managers in determining carrying capacity and assessing viable habitats for future reintroduction programmes, including overall successful management within the protected areas of Iran.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-80
Number of pages13
JournalRangelands
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015

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Keywords

  • crude protein
  • goitered gazelle
  • Golestan National Park
  • metabolizable energy
  • mineral concentration
  • nutritional demand

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Ecology

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Nutritional Quality and Quantity of Available Forages Relative to Demand : A Case Study of the Goitered Gazelles of the Golestan National Park, Iran. / Rad, Elham Bagheri; Mesdaghi, Mansour; Ahmad, Norhayati; Abdullah, Maimon.

In: Rangelands, Vol. 37, No. 2, 01.04.2015, p. 68-80.

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