Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Artiodactyla > Family: Bovidae > Genus: Rupicapra > Species: Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica

Balkan Chamois - Rupicapra rupicapra balcanica Bolkay, 1925

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 32 are designated for this species
Valid parent species Rupicapra rupicapra
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1371

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

World

Not evaluated

Europe

Least Concern

EU

Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
GR1240002 Greece ORI TZENA Map
GR1250001 Greece OROS OLYMPOS Map
GR1310002 Greece VALIA KALNTA KAI TECHNITI LIMNI AOOU Map
GR1320002 Greece KORYFES OROUS GRAMMOS Map
GR1340003 Greece ORI VARNOUNTA Map
GR1440005 Greece ANTICHASIA ORI KAI METEORA Map
GR2130002 Greece KORYFES OROUS SMOLIKAS Map
GR2130007 Greece OROS LAKMOS (PERISTERI) Map
GR1140001 Greece DASOS FRAKTOU Map
GR2440004 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS OITIS Map
BG0001386 Bulgaria Yadenitsa Map
GR2130004 Greece KENTRIKO TMIMA ZAGORIOU Map
BG0000496 Bulgaria Rilski manastir Map
GR2130001 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS VIKOU - AOOU Map
BG0000209 Bulgaria Pirin Map
GR1310003 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PINDOU (VALIA KALNTA) - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI Map
BG0000494 Bulgaria Tsentralen Balkan Map
GR1440001 Greece ASPROPOTAMOS Map
GR1310001 Greece VASILITSA Map
BG0001030 Bulgaria Rodopi - Zapadni Map
GR2450002 Greece OROS GKIONA Map
BG0000372 Bulgaria Tsigansko gradishte Map
GR2110002 Greece ORI ATHAMANON (NERAIDA) Map
BG0001031 Bulgaria Rodopi - Sredni Map
GR2440003 Greece FARANGI GORGOPOTAMOU Map
BG0000113 Bulgaria Vitosha Map
BG0000495 Bulgaria Rila Map
BG0001021 Bulgaria Reka Mesta Map
BG0001493 Bulgaria Tsentralen Balkan - bufer Map
BG0001028 Bulgaria Sreden Pirin - Alibotush Map
GR1140008 Greece KENTRIKI RODOPI KAI KOILADA NESTOU Map
GR1240007 Greece ORI TZENA KAI PINOVO Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Balkan Chamois English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Balkangemse German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Camoscio dei Balcani Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Chamois des balkans French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Gems (subsp.) Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Rebeco de los Balcanes Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

External data

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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