Funding for this research was provided by:
Academy of Finland (268670)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (ICETA/EEC2018/10, SFRH/BD/73680/2010, SFRH/BPD/84822/2012, PTDC/BIA-ECO/28158/2017)
National Geographic Society (GEFNE53-12)
European Commission Synthesis (AT-TAF-1665, BE-TAF-1796)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-02-13
Received: 30 July 2019
Accepted: 3 February 2020
First Online: 13 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Local authorities (the HautCommissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte Contre la Désertification of Morocco, decisions 20/2013, 41/2014, 42/2014, the Ministère del’Environnement et du Développement Durable of Mauritania, decision227/ 08.11.2012, and the Haut Commissariat des Eaux et Forêts et de la Lutte Contre la Désertification - Direction de la Lutte Contre la Désertification et la Protection de la Nature 3, rue Haroun Arrachid, Agdal Rabat, decision no: 42/2014) approved capturing and handling of animals, and all the procedures adhered to their guidelines and regulations.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.