A seven-year-old male, with tags and identification collar, during the release of seven ibexes from Spain’s Guadarrama National Park in France’s Pyrenees National Park near Accous, in the Aspe Valley in the French Pyrenees. Photo: AFP A seven-year-old male, with tags and identification collar, during the release of seven ibexes from Spain’s Guadarrama National Park in France’s Pyrenees National Park near Accous, in the Aspe Valley in the French Pyrenees. Photo: AFP
A seven-year-old male, with tags and identification collar, during the release of seven ibexes from Spain’s Guadarrama National Park in France’s Pyrenees National Park near Accous, in the Aspe Valley in the French Pyrenees. Photo: AFP
Conservation

Ibex wild goats’ reintroduction in French Pyrenees a success story so far, with 70 newborns counted this year

  • The ibex population on the French side of the mountains that border Spain now stands at some 400 animals
  • Some 110 years after the species was wiped out in France, new introductions are planned this autumn in the Aspe Valley closer to the Atlantic Ocean

Topic |   Conservation
A seven-year-old male, with tags and identification collar, during the release of seven ibexes from Spain’s Guadarrama National Park in France’s Pyrenees National Park near Accous, in the Aspe Valley in the French Pyrenees. Photo: AFP A seven-year-old male, with tags and identification collar, during the release of seven ibexes from Spain’s Guadarrama National Park in France’s Pyrenees National Park near Accous, in the Aspe Valley in the French Pyrenees. Photo: AFP
A seven-year-old male, with tags and identification collar, during the release of seven ibexes from Spain’s Guadarrama National Park in France’s Pyrenees National Park near Accous, in the Aspe Valley in the French Pyrenees. Photo: AFP
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