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2009-11-05 07:30:00

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, and CAIRNS, Australia, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Prospect: Antelope Type: Appraisal well Location: PPL 237, Eastern Papua Basin 295,377.77mE; 9,207,339.97mN - AGD 66, Zone 55 Current Status: Preparing to drill ahead at 7,264 feet (2,214 meters). The plan is to drill a further 118 feet (36 meters) and stop at...

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2009-09-23 06:30:00

Scientists have reported that the giant sable antelope, which is Angola's national symbol, has dropped in population to less than 100 creatures. The five foot tall antelope is put on bank notes and company logos, but only a handful of people have actually seen the animal. The giant sable antelope's numbers began to drop during the 27-year civil war, which ended in 2002.  Many of the surviving antelope stopped breeding or began cross breeding with roan antelopes, creating a new hybrid...

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2009-05-12 12:35:00

A gigantic herd of a quarter of a million Mongolian gazelles has been sighted off the country's steppes, in one of the world's last enormous wildernesses. The gathering is the largest in history. The biologists who witnessed it approximate that it contained a quarter of all Mongolian gazelles on Earth. "It was stunning," said Kirk Olson of the University of Massachusetts to BBC News. "I don't know if I was surprised or simply blown away by what we came across." Olson and his colleagues...

2009-03-05 09:52:18

A Swiss conservation group says one-quarter of the Earth's antelope species are threatened with extinction and nine species are considered endangered. Unsustainable harvesting, whether for food or traditional medicine and human encroachment on their habitat are the main threats facing antelopes, said Philippe Chardonnet, co-chairman of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's antelope specialist group. Most antelopes are found in developing countries, which is why it's...

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2009-03-05 07:00:00

The authoritative index of endangered animal life - the IUCN Red List - has listed more than 25 percent of the world's 91 known antelope species as at risk of becoming extinct. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature said several antelope species are now at greater risk since the last comprehensive assessment in 1996. "Unsustainable harvesting -- whether for food or traditional medicine -- and human encroachment on their habitat are the main threats facing antelopes," said...

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2008-03-31 00:05:00

As traffic continues to build in parts of western Mongolia, conservationists grow increasingly weary of the potential consequences it may have for the saiga, a rare species of antelope. "As we get more and more traffic through the corridor, it would potentially discourage the saiga from using it," Kim Murray Berger, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, said. Berger said that increased traffic could lead to the reproductive isolation of the species, reducing its genetic...

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2008-03-17 14:35:00

Take a deer's body, attach a camel's head and add a Jimmy Durante nose, and you have a saiga "“ the odd-ball antelope with the enormous schnoz that lives on the isolated steppes of Central Asia. Unfortunately, they are as endangered as they are strange-looking due to over-hunting. Now, according to a recent Wildlife Conservation Society study, their migration routes are in jeopardy as well.The study, which appears in the latest issue of The Open Conservation Biology Journal, tracked...

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2006-06-12 09:18:39

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Some Wyoming antelope are bound for sunny Mexico. Wildlife biologists have captured dozens of pronghorns at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne for transport to Mexico, where some herds are near extinction. Mexican biologists are using the captured antelope fawns to increase depleted pronghorn herds in the Baja California and Sonora regions. Workers from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the Air Force base and Mexico are using long-handled nets to capture the...

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2005-02-28 07:08:27

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- Rick Parsons crawled on his belly toward his prey, stopped at 150 yards (140 meters), and fired a single lethal shot at an unsuspecting blackbuck antelope from India -- on Texas land. Indeed, Americans need look no further than the expansive southern US state to find antelope or zebra trophies, as ranchers raise and import Asian and African animals for hunters who crave a safari hunt but have no time to travel abroad. Hunters pay thousands of dollars to legally bag...


Latest Antelope Reference Libraries

Antelope Jackrabbit, Lepus alleni
2014-08-27 09:30:16

The antelope jackrabbit (Lepus alleni) is a species of hare that can be found in North America. Its range extends from south-central Arizona in the United States to Sinaloa, Sonora, and northern Nayarit in Mexico and includes Tiburon Island in Mexico and the far southwestern areas of Chihuahua. This species can be found in a variety of habitats including deserts, grassy hills, and plains, as well as urban environments. It holds two subspecies known as Lepus alleni tiburonensis and Lepus...

Kéwel, Tragelaphus scriptus
2012-10-12 12:36:15

The kéwel (Tragelaphus scriptus), previously known as the bushbuck, is a species of antelope that can be found in central and western areas of Africa. Its range extends from southern Mauritania and Senegal, through the Sahel to Ethiopia and Eritrea in the east, to Angola and the southern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the south. It prefers a habitat within wooded and forested savannahs in most areas, but chooses rainforests and semi-arid areas in other parts of its range....

Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

Mongolian Gazelle, Procapra gutturosa
2012-10-08 09:16:21

The Mongolian gazelle (Procapra gutturosa), also known as the zeren, is native to Central Asia. Its range also includes some areas of China and Siberia. It prefers a habitat within the arid step lands of its range, which is one of the worlds’ only remaining great wilds. Herds gather in groups between twenty and thirty individuals in the summer, but in the winter, the herds rise to one hundred individuals, although herds of up to five thousand do occur. One herd was spotted in 2007 that...

Tibetan Antelope, Pantholops hodgsonii
2012-10-04 16:07:51

The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...

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