Animal in Armenia
Փոքրասիական մողես (“Pokrasiakan moghes”)
Endangered species. Included in the Red Book of the former Soviet Union.
Habitat in Armenia
Nowadays can be met in stony mountain steppes of Shirak and Aragatzotn regions as well as nearSpitak .
Number in the wild
In the end of 1950’s the number was 30 – 35 specimens per hectare. In 1979 – 1980 this number decreased to 5 – 8 species. The overall number is about 200 – 400 species.
Reasons for decrease in number
Use of the territories for economic purposes.
Number in captivity
Measures of protection taken
Special measures not developed.