The Great Orme Kashmiri Goats
'A herd of feral Kashmir goats has roamed wild for maybe one hundred years over the slopes of the Great Orme, during this period [there was, in actual fact, a certain amount of culling carried out by Mostyn Estates in the early days], they have never really received any attention from the landowners, or managers, until a small number of the goats were removed in 1990. After this removal operation of 26 goats in February 1990, there was, as I'm sure you are aware, a public outcry against this act. It was decided afterwards that a study on the goats should take place to prevent further removals to take place without good reason. The Great Orme goats had never been studied before, and it was felt that more information was needed regarding their health, reproduction rates, and general population size in relation to the grazing capacity of the Orme. The study of the goats will now continue for, as yet, an unknown number of years, but eventually it is hoped that there will be sufficient information available regarding the herd, so that its numbers can effectively be managed, and the population can be maintained at a sensible level in relation to the size of the Great Orme'. As quoted ... http://www.llandudno.com/goats.html
The markhor is a large species of wild goat that is found in northeastern Afghanistan, northern and central Pakistan, Kashmir, southern Tajikistan and southern Uzbekistan.
The species was classed by the IUCN as Endangered until 2015 when it was down listed to Near Threatened, as their numbers have increased in recent years by an estimated 20% for last decade. The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan.
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