Current status and future strategy for Istrian goat protection, conservation, and promotion
The Istrian goat is one of three Croatian autochthonous national breeds. It is white in color, with typically long horns and beards, and a large body frame. Due to the small number of living individuals, it is considered a critically endangered breed. It was reaffirmed and protected in 2013. Since then, several necessary steps for its revival have been taken, including gathering information on all existing animals and breeders, taking body measurements and genotypization of goats, and founding the breeding organization. In late 2022, a plan was started to revive, promote and commercialize the breed.
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