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Start of the reintroduction of Sardinian or Corsican Red Deer in the Supramonte Ogliastrino

27 February 2014

On the 21st February 2014 fifteen species living in the fence of Sa Porticra (Urzulei) were released. They will create (5 females and 10 males) with other specimens coming from the area of the Province of Medio Campidano, the future population of the Supramonte in the Province of Ogliastra. The deers have been released in the area of the Gulf of Orosei, a Site of Community Importance (SCI).

On the 25th February a herd of 6 species (5 females and 1 male) was captured in the forestry yard of Croccorigas (Guspini) and moved to the fence of Sa Porticra (Urzulei).

The animals were captured with tele-anesthesia and identified through ear brands. Each deer get a blood test and six of them wear a radio collar.

The Sardinian Red Deer or Corsican Red Deer, subspecies of Red Deer, became an endangered species in the 1900s. It is the biggest wild mammal that lives in Sardinia and Corsica.