Fences as a threat to Sand Cats, Felis margarita Loche, 1858, in Saudi Arabia

  title={Fences as a threat to Sand Cats, Felis margarita Loche, 1858, in Saudi Arabia},
  author={Moayyad Sher Shah and Peter Low Cunningham},
  journal={Zoology in the Middle East},
  pages={104 - 106}
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