2016 Montecristo Goat Census

The Montecristo goat census has just been completed. This population count, repeated every year in the same areas by expert operators of the National Park, Forest Ranger Corps and Livorno and Pisa Provincial Police Forces, is useful to identify any changes in observed animal numbers. From a preliminary review, the data appears to be consistent with that of previous years, with the sighting of around 200 goats, an indicator representing the minimum number of goats currently living on the island. However, investigations continue to identify the best method of estimating the goat population density.

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