Calamian deer conservation program

Calamian deer conservation program

Species name: JELEŃ KALAMIAŃSKI Scientific name: Axis calamianensis Country: Philippines - Palawan Project website: www.katalafoundation.org Due to its geographical and political isolation, the Philippines is both a hotspot and a megadiversity country, placing it among the top priority hotspots for global conservation. Unfortunately, globalization, the development of transport and political changes in the region have

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Species name: JELEŃ KALAMIAŃSKI
Scientific name: Axis calamianensis

Country: Philippines – Palawan
Project website: www.katalafoundation.org

Due to its geographical and political isolation, the Philippines is both a hotspot and a megadiversity country, placing it among the top priority hotspots for global conservation.

Unfortunately, globalization, the development of transport and political changes in the region have made the Philippines, until recently called the last Ark, a paradise not for animals, but for poachers and wild animal traders. Perhaps this is the last chance to meet and save many endemic species inhabiting the islands of the Philippines.

Jeleń kalamiański, byk. fot. Bim Quemado

The Calamian deer is endemic to the Philippines and is threatened with extinction through habitat destruction and poaching.
Wrocław Zoo, along with several other zoological gardens, is the founder of research and protection of this species by the KATALA Foundation in Palawan. The research program is very broad and assumes the estimation of the range of occurrence, abundance and the delineation of protection and translocation areas. The research will be carried out for several years in an area that is very difficult to access and dangerous for political and economic reasons.

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