The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Rupicapra rupicapra ssp. tatrica

 – Critically Endangered

Taxonomy

Kingdom: ANIMALIA
Phylum: CHORDATA
Class: MAMMALIA
Order: ARTIODACTYLA
Family: BOVIDAE
Common Name/s: TATRA CHAMOIS (Eng)
Infra-specific Authority: Blahout, 1972

Assessment Information

Red List Category & Criteria: CR C2b    ver 2.3 (1994)
Year Assessed: 2000
Assessor/s: Caprinae Specialist Group
Evaluator/s: Shackleton, D. & Lovari, S. (Caprinae Specialist Group)
Justification: The most recent population estimates for Rupricapra rupricapra tatrica indicate that there are less than 250 mature individuals remaining, all existing in one population.
History:
1988-Rare (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1990-Rare (IUCN 1990)
1994-Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)
1996-Endangered (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Classifications

Major Habitat/s:
1.4Forest - Temperate
Major Threat/s:
3Harvesting (hunting/gathering) (ongoing)
9.5Intrinsic factors - Low densities (ongoing)
10.1Human disturbance - Recreation/tourism (ongoing)

Distribution

Country Names: Native:

Poland; Slovakia

Summary Documentation

System: Terrestrial
Population Trend: Down

Data Sources

Data Sources:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (compilers and editors) 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Caprinae Specialist Group. For more information, see the Specialist Group website

Groombridge, B. (ed.) 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Hilton-Taylor, C. (compiler). 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1988. 1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN. 1990. 1990 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Shackleton, D.M. (ed.) 1997. Wild Sheep and Goats and their relatives: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Caprinae Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.


Citation: Caprinae Specialist Group 2000. Rupicapra rupicapra ssp. tatrica. In: IUCN 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 13 December 2007.
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