Authors: FAYEZ BUNAIAN, ALIA HATOUGH, DERAR ABABANEH, SULTAN MASHAQBEH, MOHAMED YUOSEF, ZUHAIR SAMI AMR
Abstract: The presence of 8 carnivores representing 3 families (Canidae, Felidae and Hyaenidae) in the northeastern Badia was con-firmed by trapping and spotlighting. The family Canidae is represented by 4 species: Canis aureus syriaca, Canis lupus arabs, Vulpes vulpes and Vulpes rueppelli. Three felines, Caracal caracal schmitzi, Felis margarita and Felis sylvestris tristrami, were spotlighted. Remains of recently killed Hyaena hyaena syriacawere recovered. Major threats affecting the population of desert carnivores such as poisoning and shooting are discussed in detail. Current local, IUCN and CITES statues of the carnivores of the Badia area are given.
Keywords: Jordan, Carnivores, Conservation.
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