A hundred Tibetan gazelles

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News:Recently,the Tibetan gazelles has been in the news for its declining population since the last decade.

Facts:

About Tibetan gazelles:

  • Tibetan gazelles are also known as goa (Procapra picticaudata).They are a species of antelope that inhabits the Tibetan plateau.
  • The Tibetan gazelles are endemic to the Tibetan plateau and given its wide distribution across Tibet, Ladakh and parts of Sikkim.
  • They are listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN red list.
  • Tibetan gazelles fur lacks an undercoat.It consists of long guard hairs only and is notably thicker in winter.

Threat:

  • According to recent assessments,the population of Tibetan Gazelles is on the decline since the last decade.
  • Hunting and intensified livestock grazing are the primary causes of the decline of the Tibetan gazelle.