Habitat associations of wild goat in central Iran: implications for conservation

  title={Habitat associations of wild goat in central Iran: implications for conservation},
  author={Bahman Shams Esfandabad and Mahmoud Karami and Mahmoud Hemami and Borhan Riazi and Mohammad Bagher Sadough},
  journal={European Journal of Wildlife Research},
Wild goat (Capra aegagrus) is one of the highly valued but threatened ungulates of Iran. Seasonal habitat use of wild goat was studied from October 2006 to September 2008 in Haftad Gholleh Protected Area, central Iran. We developed averaged logistic regression models based on Akaike Information Criterion weights for each season. The obtained habitat suitability models showed high sensitivity (greater than 88%) for all evaluation datasets. Wild goat habitat use was positively related with steep… Expand

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