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Population dynamics of reintroduced Przewalski horses in Mongolia

Abstract
The Przewalski Horse (Equus przewalski) became extinct in the wild during the 1960´s. The last recorded sightings of Przewalski horses or Takhi in Mongolian, occurred in the Dzungarian Gobi in SW Mongolia. The Takhi Reintroduction Project (takhi = Tachi = Przewalski horse = Asiatic wild
horse) attempts to re-establish the extinct Asiatic Wild Horse in a free-ranging, self-sustaining population in the Dzungarian Basin of the Gobi Desert. The project has successfully released horses to the wild. The population trend and extinction risk of the reintroduced Przewalski horse population will depend largely on the supplementary research programs. Research for this project is coordinated by the International Takhi Group (contact person Dr. Chris Walzer, Salzburg Zoo; www.takhi.org). Research areas include disease surveillance programs, ecological and behavioral investigations, reproductive monitoring of male and female reproduction, etc.
Lemma
Bestandsentwicklung Przewalskipferd
Coordination for vetmeduni vienna
Schwarzenberger Franz
Coordination in general
Dr. C. Walzer
Zoo Salzburg
Duration
01.01.99-31.12.02
Type of Research
Basic research
Staff
Schwarzenberger F.,
Vetmed Research Units
Institute for Medical Biochemistry
Projekt partner
Contact: Prof.Dr. F. Schwarzenberger
Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Veterinärmedizinische Endokrinologie, Veterinärplatz 1, A Wien, Austria
Funded by
FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Wien, Austria
4 Publications

Schwarzenberger, F; Sterregaard, F; Elias, F; Baumgartner, R; Walzer, C (2004): Who is the boss? - Endocrinologic evaluation of re-introduced takhis in Takhin Tal - Implications and consequences. 2nd International Workshop on the re-introduction of the Przewalski's horse, Takhin Tal, Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area, SW, Mongolia, Mongolia, 13. - 16.06.2004. 2nd International Workshop on the re-introduction of the Przewalski's horse, Takhin Tal, Great Gobi B Strictly Protected Area, SW, Mongolia, 13. - 16.06.2004.

Schwarzenberger, F; Sterregaard, F; Elias, F; Walzer, C (2004): Is there a sex hormone and gender related difference in parasite infections in re-introduced Przewalski horses (Equus caballus przewalskii) in Mongolia?. European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV), Ebeltoft, Denmark, Denmark, 19. - 23.05.2004. European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV), Ebeltoft, Denmark, 19. - 23.05.2004.

Schwarzenberger, F; Möstl, E; Bamberg, E; von Hegel, G (1992): Monitoring of corpus luteum function by measuring progestagens in faeces of non-pregnant mares (Equus caballus) and Przewalski mares (Equus przewalski). Animal Reproduction Science (29) 263-273.

Sterregaard, F; Schwarzenberger, F; Elias, F; Sukhebataar, Z; Ganbataar, R; Baumgartner, R; Isenbügel, E; Slotta-Bachmayr, L; Walzer, C (2002): Boss or not? - Endocrinologic evaluation of reintroduced Przewalski horse stallions (Equus caballus Przewalkii) in Mongolia. Combined meeting of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV) and the European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA), Heidelberg, Germany, Germany, 8. - 12. Mai 2002. Combined meeting of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV) and the European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA), Heidelberg, Germany, 8. - 12. Mai 2002.

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