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Abstract

Foraging pressure of the Nubian ibex Capra ibex nubiana and its effect on the indigenous vegetation of the En Gedi Nature Reserve, Israel.

Abstract

Results are presented from a study from December 1978 to May 1981. Ibex in En Gedi preferred grazing and therefore browsing pressure on perennial plants depended on rainfall patterns. When browsing, principal food plants were Acacia raddiana, Ziziphus spina-christi, Salsola vermiculata, Pennisetum asperifolium and Moringa peregrina.