Coordinator: Marco Penello
Institution: Parco Faunistico La Torbiera
There is potential to work towards building insurance populations for the bochariensus and arkal subspecies within EAZA. To improve the feasibility of realising this, priority lies with improving pedigree information and knowing the genetic background of both subspecies within EAZA.Potentially there may be animals held outside of EAZA that can contribute to the genetic diversity of the arkal population.
In November 2020, the Urial EEP (Ovis orientalis arkal) had 77 animals in 5 institutions and the Ovis orientalis bochariensis had 32 animals in 5 institutions.