Antelopes are among the best-known animals of the deserts of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. These species have adapted to some of the most extreme desert environments in the world and they have always been celebrated for their grace and beauty in the art and poetry of the region. Although well-known in a general sense, close similarity between some of the smaller species of North Africa and Arabia has led to confusion. This fact sheet provides a summary of the species that occur naturally in each region.
IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2017. Antelopes of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Fact Sheet No. 1. IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation. Spain: Málaga.