2016 African Graduate Student Research Fund Award - Radouane Oumrrar

Radouane Oumrrar is Moroccan MSc student at Cadi Ayyad University at Marrakech, Morocco. He is interested in ecology and conservation of endangered large mammals, particularly ungulates. In collaboration Moroccan Forests & Waters Service, he is conducting thesis research on the demography and conservation of one of the most endangered large mammals in North Africa, the Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia) in the Western High Atlas mountains. He is trying to improve the conservation status of this population and its natural habitat with practical recommendations from his investigations for a conservation and management plan.