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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH (IJER)   FALL 2014 , Volume 8 , Number 4; Page(s) 1031 To 1040.
 
Paper: 

DESIRABLE AREAS AND EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS OF WILD GOAT HABITAT (CAPRA AEGAGRUS)

 
 
Author(s):  MOROVATI M.*, KARAMI M., KABOLI M.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH BRANCH, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Capra aegagrus is one of the most highly-valued animals of Iran. This species is also considered as one of the main food sources for the Acinonyx jubatus venaticus, which are critically endangered.Seasonal habitat use of wild goat was studied from January 2011 to September 2012 in Dareh Anjir Wildlife Refuge, Yazd, Iran. We developed Maximum Entropy models in three seasons.This study aims to determine the habitat desirability and factors affecting wild goats using a maximum entropy algorithm. Environmental variables used in modeling the three seasons of winter, spring, and summer include elevation classes, slope, direction, vegetation, distance to water sources, distance to the rocky substrate, distance to roads (asphalt, soil), and distance to mines. The results show that the most important factors affecting habitat desirability of the wild goat in winter, spring, and summer include the ratio of distance variable to the rocky cliffs, slope, and distance to water resources. According to the predictions, wild goats are most likely to be found in the northern, central and southeastern areas of the Dareh Anjir Wildlife Refuge, which are considered the most desirable habitats of the species and its associated predator (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) over the three seasons.The results of this study can be used as a valuable tool in implementing conservation and management strategies in order to enhance the desirable habitats in the province of Yazd (Dareh Anjir Wildlife Refuge).

 
Keyword(s): CAPRA AEGAGRUS, SEASONAL HABITAT USE, DAREH ANJIR WILDLIFE REFUGE, MAXENT, MAXIMUM ENTROPY MODEL
 
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