Conserving wild goats in the Peramagroon and Barzan mountain

Korsh Ararat

Wild goats (Capran aegagrus) in Iraq are under strong conservation pressure due to hunting and habitat loss. This project aims to protect the wild population of wild goats and their habitat in the Peramagroon and Barzana mountains, Iraq. Field surveys and advocacy for the conservation of this species will implemented, which will provide a basis for future initiatives and will build capacity for the teams interested in gaining expertise on this particular species. Assessment will include local interviews and direct observation of the animals, as well as tracking signs. A public educational programme will involve local schools and meetings with stakeholders, specifically hunters, forestry police, environmental Pesh Merga and environmental district staff.