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

Bagheri Rad, Elham
Mesdaghi, Mansour
Ahmad, Norhayati
Abdullah, Maimon
Society for Range Management
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On the Ground• Information on seasonal trends in quantity and qualityof available forage for the goitered gazelle may beuseful to wildlife managers in developing managementpractices to maintain healthy populations and reducethe consumption of toxic plants by protected wildlife.• Goitered gazelles in Golestan National Park in Iranrelied on a variety of grasses, shrubs, and forbs, tomeet their nutrituional needs across seasons.• Increased knowledge of the goitered gazelles diet isexpected to assist wildlife managers in determiningcarrying capacity and assessing viable habitats forfuture reintroduction programmes, including overallsuccessful management within the protected areasof Iran.Keywords: crude protein, metabolizable energy,mineral concentration, goitered gazelle, nutritionaldemand, Golestan National Park.
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