Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-05-08
Received: 28 December 2017
Accepted: 30 April 2018
First Online: 8 May 2018
: The samples consisted of tissue (small biopsy from the ears) obtained from deceased legally hunted animals, or from animals culled by park rangers as part of wildlife management plans aimed especially at controlling ungulate density and preventing outbreaks of diseases. Thus, no animal ethical permits were necessary since no live ibex were handled during this study. This study was approved by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Environment of the Andalusian government (Junta de Andalucía, Spain). Sampling procedures were issued as part of the application for permits for the fieldwork, which did not affect any endangered or protected species.
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