Flora and Fauna in Palestine

Threatened Mammals in Palestine

By: Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa

Threatened Species: The following list includes all mammals which occur in Palestine and are rated as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN) or Vulnerable (VU) in the 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. An asterisk (*) indicates a change from the 1996 Red List to the 2000 Red List.

  • Critically Endangered:
    • *Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) (Not listed in 1996 in Palestine.)
  • Endangered:
    • Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx).
    • Buxton's Jird (Meriones sacramenti) (Endemic to Palestine).
    • Mount Hermon Field Mouse (Apodemus hermonensis) (Endemic to occupied Golan Heights.)
    • Nubian Ibex (Capra nubiana).
  • Vulnerable:
    • Allenby's Gerbil (Gerbillus allenbyi) (Endemic to Palestine) .
    • Asiatic Wild Ass (Equus hemionus) (Re-introduced populations) .
    • *Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus lervia) (Not listed in 1996 in Palestine) .
    • *Dorcas Gazelle (Gazella dorcas) (Rated Lower Risk: Near Threatened in the 1996 Red List.)
    • Dugong (Dugong dugon).
    • *Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) (Not listed in 1996).
    • Geoffroy's Bat (Myotis emarginatus).
    • Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros).
    • Long-fingered Bat (Myotis capaccinii).
    • Mediterranean Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus euryale).
    • Mehely's Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus mehelyi).

References

Khalaf-von Jaffa, Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam (2001). Extinct and Endangered Animals in Palestine & Threatened Mammals in Palestine. Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin Website. www.gazelle.8m.net/photo3.html                                        

Khalaf-von Jaffa, Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam (2009). Threatened Mammals in Palestine. Flora and Fauna in Palestine Website. www.flora-fauna-palestine.webs.com/threatenedmammals.htm