Marco Polo sheep


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Asiatic wild sheep with exceptionally large horns

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A report issued by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in 2007 estimated that over 200 Marco Polo sheep remained in the Big Pamir region of northeastern Afghanistan, down from an estimated 500 in the 1980s.
As those statistics suggest, Marco Polo sheep were at serious risk during the war period, Ghulam Nabi Sarfiraz, head of the environmental protection department in Badakhshan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Without a doubt, he said, the number of Marco Polo sheeps in the area has increased remarkably.
According to people in the Pamir Mountains of Badakshan, Marco Polo sheeps migrate into Tajikistan for grazing when heavy snows fall in the Pamir Mountains during winter.
The magnificent Marco Polo sheep live at the highest altitudes and have the longest horns of any sheep.
Marco Polo sheep inhabit the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and China.
The official reportedly extorted $15,400 bribe for permissions to shoot 5 heads of Marco Polo sheep and 8 heads of Siberian mountain goats in addition to the fixed state duty for hunting permissions.
GPS collars were put on two mountain Marco Polo sheep in spring 2014 in order to track migration of wild ungulates in Jety-Oguz district of Issyk-Kul region, said Rita Tynayeva, a spokesperson for the forest and biodiversity management project of the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ).
5 thousand) were received in the budget of Tajikistan for permission to hunt Marco Polo sheep, Head of the State Protection of Plants and Animals Department Abdukodir Maskayev told a press conference in Dushanbe.
The amount of income for permission to hunt mountain Marco Polo sheep comprised 25.
Trophy hunting included 55 Marco Polo sheep, 222 ibices and 8 roes.
The members of the parliamentary committee for land, agrarian issues, environment today approved the draft law on license fees to use flora, fauna and natural resources that suggest rise in license fees to shoot Marco Polo sheep and mountain goats.
The Parliament today passed the draft law in the first reading that introduces new license rates to shoot Marco Polo sheep and wild goats.
The Moscow Zoo received 9 Marco Polo sheep and 8 Siberian Capricorns in gift from the Government of Kyrgyzstan, reported Interfax.