CIC Caprinae Atlas of the World by Gerhard Damm and Nicolás Franco
May 2014, Volume 12-3
After many years of work the CIC Caprinae Atlas of the World is finally finished and will be officially launched at the 61st General Assembly of the CIC on the 25th of April in Milano. Italy. The readers of African Indaba will also find three African animals described in the Atlas: the aoudad (Ammotragus lervia), Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana) and the rarest of them all, Walia ibex (Capra walie). Not many “Africans”, one might say, if considering the 96 Caprinae phenotypes described in this two volume magnum opus with over 1,100 pages, more than 1,000 color photographs from the wild and from prestigious museum collections contributed by more than 200 photographers from around the world, 130 detailed colored distribution maps expertly drawn by master cartographer Mike Shand from the University of Glasgow and two magnificent watercolor paintings of a Pamir argali and a Kashmir markhor by Bodo Meier.