EAZA Ex situ Programme (EEP)


(Ammotragus lervia)

 Dennis Muller 
Institution:  Zoologischer Garten Halle

Vice coordinator: Jorge Cassinello
Institution:  Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas

EAZA Member Area

Zoologischer Garten Halle

 Estacion Experimental de Zonas Aridas

IUCN Red List status

IUCN Red List VU


Programme roles

Direct Conservation icon  Conservation education
The programme will work to support the Sahara-Sahelian Conservation Foundation on specific needs identified by them for Barbary sheep conservation. It will still need to be determined if this will be fundraising and/or education focused and if there is a link with development of sustainable hunting mechanisms. 

Programme numbers

In November 2021, the Aoudad EEP had 96 animals of the Ammotragus lervia sahariensis subspecies in 3 institutions. Approximately 650 individuals of other subspecies and hybrids are also kept within EAZA, which need to decrease slowly.

Programme highlights

  • EAZA published its 2021 TAG Annual Report. On page 57 you can find the activities of the Caprinae TAG in 2021.
  • Zooquaria 111 (Spring 2021) features on page 14 an article about the Regional Collection Plan for the caprinae.  
  • The Caprinae TAG has a very active Facebook page which aims to raise awareness of caprinae species and informing people about the conservation work done by the TAG.  

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