Oryx Publications



Islam, M. Z., Ismael, K., Boug, A. 2011. Restoration of the endangered Arabian Oryx Oryx leucoryx, Pallas 1766 in Saudi Arabia: lessons learnt from the twenty years of reintroduction in arid fenced and unfenced protected areas. Pp. 125-140. In. Knight, M., Mallon, D., Seddon, P. (eds.) (2011) Biodiversity Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula. Zoology in the Middle East Supplementum 3. Pp. 212. Germany.

Ismael, K., Kamal, K., Plath, & Wronski, T. 2011. Effect of an exceptional drought on daily activity patterns, reproductive behaviour, and reproductive success of reintroduced Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Journal of Arid Environments, 75 (2), 125-131.

Islam, M. Z., Boug, A., Ismael, K., Robinson, E., & Hafedh, Y. S. 2010. Over 20 years of reintroducing the Arabian Oryx in fenced and free-range protected areas in Saudi Arabia. IUCN: Global Reintroduction Perspectives: 269-273.

Ismael, K. (2010). The effect of drought on the biology of the Arabian oryx at Mahazat as-Sayd Protected Area. Master thesis (Arabic), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Islam, M. Z., Knutson, C., Boug, A. 2010. Strategy and Action Plan to Reduce the Risk of Mass Mortalities of Reintroduced ungulates in the Mahazat as-Sayd Protected Area in Saudi Arabia. Gnusletter - IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group, 28 (Number 2), 7.


Islam, M. Z., Ismael, K., Boug, A. 2010. Catastrophic die-off of globally threatened Arabian oryx and Sand gazelle in the fenced protected area of the arid central Saudi Arabia. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 2(2), 677-684.


Hethem, R. S. 2009. Adapting to climate change: the effect of desertification on the physiology of free-living ungulates. Unpublished PhD, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.


Arif, I. A., Khan, H.A., Bahkali, A.H., Al Homaidan, A.A., Al Farhan, A.H., Shobrak, M., Al Sadoon, M. 2009. Comparison of neighbour-joining and maximum-parsimony methods for molecular phylogeny of oryx species using 12SrRNA and 16SrRNA gene sequences. Animal Biology Journal, 1(2), 9.


Strauss, W. W. A., S. 2007. The Arabian oryx re-introduction program in Saudi Arabia. Re-introduction NEWS(No. 26), 3.


Shobrak, M. 2007. Evaluation of the Arabian oryx re-introduction programs in the range stages: lessons to learn. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 14(2), 14.


Shobrak, M. 2007. Evaluation of the Arabian oryx re-introduction programs in the range stages: lessons to learn. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 14(2), 14.


Ostrowski, S. 2006. Ajustement Écophysiologiques des Antilopes aux Contraintes du Milieu désertique. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Lyon I, France.

Frolich, K., Hamblin, C., Jung, S., Ostrowski, S., Mwanzia, J., Streich, W.J., Anderson, J., Armstrong, R.M., Anajariyah, S. 2005. Serologic surveillance for selected viral agents in captive and free-ranging populations of Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Wildlife Disease, 41(1), 67-79.


van Heezik, Y., Ismail, K., & Seddon, P. J. 2003. Shifting spatial distributions of Arabian oryx in relation to sporadic water provision and artificial shade. Oryx, 37(3), 295-304.


Thomas, J. 2003. Coping in the heat: hot oryx coming in from the shade. BBC Wildlife, July 2003, 30.


Strauss, W. M. 2003. An ecological study of reintroduced Arabian oryx in the 'Uruq Bani Ma'arid protected area of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Unpublished Msc Dissertation, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 281pp.

Smith, M. 2003. Bringing the Empty Quarter back to life. Geographical, 75(7), 52-55.


Seddon, P. J., Ismail, K., Shobrak, M., Ostrowski, S., & Magin, C. 2003. A comparison of derived population estimate, mark-resighting and distance sampling methods to determine the population size of a desert ungulate, the Arabian oryx. Oryx, 37(3), 286-294.


Ostrowski, S., Williams, J., & Ismail, K. 2003. Heterothermy and water economy of free-living Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). The Journal of Experimental Biology, 206, 1471-1478.


Mésochina, P., Ostrowski, S., & Ismail, K. 2003. Arabian oryx monitoring into Mahazat as-Sayd Protected Area - Saudi Arabia: from rehabilitation to population management. Re-introduction News. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, 23, 29-30.


Mésochina, P., Bedin, E., & Ostrowski, S. 2003. Reintroducing antelopes into arid areas: lessons learnt from the oryx in Saudi Arabia. Comptes Rendus Académie des Sciences de Paris - Biologies, 326(Numéro Supplement 1), 158-165.


Mésochina, P., Bedin, E., & Ostrowski, S. 2003. Arabian oryx re-introduction in 'Uruq Bani Ma'arid, Saudi Arabia: update with emphasis on mortality. Re-introduction News. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, 22, 38-39.


Bedin, E., & Ostrowski, S. 2003. Arabian oryx monitoring at 'Uruq Bani Ma'arid Protected Area, Saudi Arabia: population size estimate. Re-Introduction News. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, 23, 30-31.


Anon. 2003. Hot oryx opts for heterothermy. Journal of Experimental Biology, 206(9), 1429.


Strauss, W. M. 2002. Towards the effective management of the Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Zeitschrift Fur Jagdwissenschaft, 48, 7-16.


Seddon, P. J., & Ismail, K. 2002. Influence of ambient temperature on diurnal activity of Arabian oryx: implications for reintroduction site selection. Oryx, 36(1), 50-55.


Ostrowski, S., Williams, J. B., Bedin, E., & Ismail, K. 2002. Water influx and food consumption of free-living oryxes (Oryx leucoryx) in the Arabian desert in summer. Journal of Mammalogy, 83(3), 665-673.


Ostrowski, S., Anajariyya, S., Kamp, E. M., & Bedin, E. 2002. Isolation of Brucella melitensis from Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). The Veterinary Record, 150(6), 186-188.


Williams, J. B., Ostrowski, S., Bedin, E., & Ismail, K. 2001. Seasonal variation in energy expenditure, water flux and food consumption of Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 204(13), 2301-2311.


Treydte, A., Williams, J. B., Bedin, E., Ostrowski, S., Seddon, P. J., Marschall, T., et al. 2001. In search of the optimal management strategy for Arabian oryx. Animal Conservation, 4(3), 239-249.


Ostrowski, S., & Bedin, E. 2001. Arabian oryx re-introduction in 'Uruq Bani Ma'arid, Saudi Arabia: summary and update: January 2001. Re-introduction News. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, 20, 16-17.


Treydte, A. C. 2000. In search of the optimal management strategy for Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) in Mahazat as-Sayd, Saudi Arabia. Unpublished Master of Science Thesis, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 72pp.

Grainger, A. 2000. Can you see the oryx? Ahlan Wasahlan, April 2000, 12-16.


Asmodé, J.-F. 2000. L'oryx d'Arabie, l'antilope du désert ressuscitée. Le Courrier de la Nature, 182, 30-32.


Seddon, P. J. 1999. Persistence without intervention: assessing success in wildlife reintroductions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 14(12), 503.

Marshall, T. C., Sunnucks, P., Spalton, J. A., Greth, A., & Pemberton, J. M. 1999. Use of genetic data for conservation management: the case of the Arabian oryx. Animal Conservation, 2(4), 269-278.


Wacher, T. J. 1998. Great white hope. BBC Wildlife, July, 62-69.


Wacher, T. J. 1998. Oryx monitoring at 'Uruq Bani Ma'arid, Saudi Arabia: 1997 progress report. Re-introduction News. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, 16, 15-16.


Ostrowski, S., Bedin, E., Lenain, D. M., & Abuzinada, A. H. 1998. Ten years of Arabian oryx conservation breeding in Saudi Arabia. Achievements and regional perspectives. Oryx, 32(3), 209-222.


Blanvillain, C. 1998. Contribution à la compréhension de la stratégie de reproduction de l'oryx d'Arabie (Oryx leucoryx) face aux conditions désertiques: application la conservation de l'espèce [Study of the reproductive strategy of the Arabian oryx face to its desert-living habitat and application to conservation]. Unpublished Thèse de Doctorat [Doctor of Philosophy Thesis], Paris, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 128pp.

Bedin, E., & Ostrowski, S. 1998. Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx reintroductions in Saudi Arabia: update. Re-introduction News. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, 16, 13-14.


Ancrenaz, M., Blanvillain, C., Delhomme, A., Greth, A., & Sempéré, A. 1998. Temporal variation of LH and testosterone in Arabian oryx from birth to adulthood. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 111(3), 283-289.


Pierrard, P. 1997. The Taif National Wildlife Research Center or the struggle against final emptiness in the desert. Risalat al-Ma'ahad, 10(104-105), 26-29.


Ostrowski, S., & Bedin, E. 1997. Arabian oryx: recent developments in Saudi Arabia. Re-introduction News. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, 14, 15-16.


Ostrowski, S. 1997. Health assessment of a captive bred reintroduced Arabian oryx population. Effect of fencing and buffer zone monitoring. Paper presented at the Oral Presentation Abstract Booklet of the XXIIIrd Congress 'Wildlife Management and Land Use in Open Landscape, Lyon (September 1997, 1-6).

Dunham, K. M. 1997. Gazelles and oryx in Saudi Arabia. Re-introduction News. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, 13, 5-6.


Blanvillain, C., Ancrenaz, M., Delhomme, A., Greth, A., & Sempéré, A. J. 1997. The presence of the male stimulates puberty in captive female Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Journal of Arid Environments, 36(2), 359-366.


Besson, F. 1997. Le Centre National de Recherche sur la Vie Sauvage de Taif. Nouvelles Scientifiques de France et du Proche-Orient, Mars, 80-83.


Ancrenaz, M., & Delhomme, A. 1997. Teeth eruption as a means of age determination in captive Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx (Bovidae, Hippotraginae). Mammalia, 61(1), 135-138.


Ady, J. 1997. The National Wildlife Research Center, at Ta'if. Journal of the Saudi Arabian Natural History Society, 3(7), 1-3.


Vié, J. C. 1996. Reproductive biology of captive Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) in Saudi Arabia. Zoo Biology, 15(4), 371-381.


Sempéré, A. J., Ancrenaz, M., Delhomme, A., Greth, A., & Blanvillain, C. 1996. Length of estrous cycle and gestation in the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and importance of the male presence for induction of postpartum estrus. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 101(3), 235-241.


Rebholz, W. E. R. 1996. Molecular phylogenetics and conservation aspects of antelopes. Unpublished Doctor of Philosophy Thesis, University of Capetown, Capetown.

Greth, A. 1996. L'oryx d'Arabie, seigneur du désert. Panda Magazine, 64, 21-23.


Ancrenaz, M., Ostrowski, S., Anagariyah, S., & Delhomme, A. 1996. Long-duration anaesthesia in Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) using a Medetomidine-Etorphine combination. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 27(2), 209-216.


Dunham, K. M. 1995. Gazelles, oryx and ostriches in Saudi Arabia. Re-introduction News. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, 11, 7-8.


Delhomme, A., Ancrenaz, M., & Ostrowski, S. 1995. Réintroduction de l'oryx d'Arabie [Reintroduction of the Arabian oryx]. Le Courrier de la Nature, 151, 12-13.


Anon. 1995. Historic re-introduction of gazelle and oryx to Empty Quarter. Arabian Wildlife, 2(2), 4.


Ancrenaz, M., Ostrowski, S., & Delhomme, A. 1995. Arabian oryx reintroduction. Gnusletter, 14(1), 22.


Ancrenaz, M., & Flamand, J. R. B. 1995. Reintroduction of Arabian oryx and sand gazelles in the Rub' al- Khali desert, Saudi Arabia. Re-introduction News. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, 10, 10.


Mohammed, O. B., & Hussein, H. S. 1994. Antibody prevalence of toxoplasmosis in Arabian gazelles and oryx in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 30(4), 560-562.


Liedeker, H., Al Welaie, A. N., & As Saifi, A. 1994. GIS Can they deliver for conservation? Arabian Wildlife, 1(2), 12-13.


Greth, A., Flamand, J. R. B., & Delhomme, A. 1994. An outbreak of tuberculosis in a captive herd of Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx): management. The Veterinary Record, 134(7), 165-167.


Flamand, J. R. B., Greth, A., Haagsma, J., & Griffin, F. T. 1994. An outbreak of tuberculosis in a captive herd of Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx: diagnosis and monitoring. The Veterinary Record, 134(5), 115-118.


Flamand, J. R. B., Delhomme, A., & Ancrenaz, M. 1994. Hand-rearing the Arabian oryx Oryx leucoryx at the National Wildlife Research Center, Saudi Arabia. International Zoo Yearbook, 33, 269-274.


Flamand, J. R. B. 1994. Arabian oryx: run wild, run free. Arabian Wildlife, 1(1), 12-13.


Ancrenaz, M. 1994. Use of atipamezole to reverse xylazine tranquillisation in captive Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 30(4), 592-595.


Rietkerk, F. E., Griffin, F. T., Wood, B., Mubarak, S. M., Delima, E. C., Mohammed, O. B., et al. 1993. Treatment of bovine tuberculosis in an Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 24(4), 523-527.


Greth, A., Vassart, M., & Anagariyah, S. 1993. Evaluation of medetomidine-induced immobilisation in Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx): Clinical hematological and biochemical effects. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 24(4), 445-453.


Greth, A., & Smith, T. 1993. Arabian oryx: recent developments. Re-introduction News. Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group, 6, 5.


Greth, A., & Schwede, G. 1993. Recent developments in captive-breeding and reintroduction of the Arabian oryx in Saudi Arabia. CBSG News, 4(2), 18-19.


Greth, A., & Schwede, G. 1993. Recent developments in captive-breeding and reintroduction of the Arabian oryx in Saudi Arabia. Gnusletter, 12(2), 11-12.


Greth, A., & Schwede, G. 1993. The reintroduction programme for the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) in Saudi Arabia. International Zoo Yearbook, 32, 73-80.


Vassart, M., Greth, A., Anagariyah, S., & Mollet, F. 1992. Biochemical parameters following capture myopathy in one Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 54(6), 1233-1235.


Greth, A., Gourreau, J. M., & Nguyen Ba Vy, P. C. 1992. Capripoxvirus disease in an Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) from Saudi Arabia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 28(2), 295-300.


Greth, A., Calvez, D., Vassart, M., & Lefèvre, P. C. 1992. Serological survey for bovine bacterial and viral pathogens in captive Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Revue Scientifique et Technique de l'Office International des Epizooties, 11(4), 1163-1168.


Vassart, M., & Greth, A. 1991. Haematological and serum chemistry values for Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 27(3), 506-508.


Vassart, M., Granjon, L., & Greth, A. 1991. Genetic variability in the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Zoo Biology, 10(5), 399-408.


Cribiu, E. P., Vassart, M., Durand, V., Greth, A., Asmodé, J.-F., Claro, F., et al. 1991. Distribution of the 17;19 Robertsonian translocation in a herd of Arabian oryx. Mammalia, 55(1), 121-125.


Asmodé, J.-F. 1991. Arabian oryx digging behaviour. Gnusletter, 10(2&3), 7-8.


Cribiu, E. P., Asmodé, J.-F., Durand, V., Greth, A., & Anagariyah, S. 1990. Robertsonian chromosome polymorphism in the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics, 54, 161-163.


Chardonnet, B. 1990. Arabie Saoudite. Opération Oryx. Connaissance de la Chasse, 167, 56.


Asmodé, J.-F. 1990. Reproduction en captivité et réintroduction dans la nature point de passage nécessaire pour les espèces menacées [Reproduction in captivity and reintroduction; a passage phase necessary for threatened species]. Cahiers d'Outre-Mer, 43(172), 464-473.


Asmodé, J.-F. 1990. Food choice and digging behaviour of naive Arabian oryx reintroduced in their environment. Revue d 'Ecologie - La Terre et la Vie, 45(3), 295-301.


Poilane, A. 1989. L'oryx d'Arabie: expérience d'élevage d'une espèce éteinte dans la nature [Arabian oryx: captive breeding experiment of a species extinct in the wild]. Unpublished Thèse de Doctorat Vétérinaire [ Veterinary Thesis], Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Maisons-Alfort, 108pp.

Petit, T., & Poilane, J. F. 1989. Capture et anesthésie de l'oryx d'Arabie (Oryx leucoryx) à l'aide de morphiniques [Capture and anaesthesia of the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) with morphinic drugs]. Le Point Vétérinaire, 21, 567-572.


Petit, T., Poilane, A., Poilane, J. F., Seitre, J., & Seitre, R. J. 1989. Étude préliminaire du répertoire comportemental et de l'activité journalière de l'oryx d'Arabie [Preliminary study on the behavioural repertoire and the daily activity of the Arabian oryx]. Mammalia, 53(2), 153-163.


Petit, T., Poilane, A., Poilane, J. F., Seitre, J., & Seitre, R. J. 1989. Croissance de l'oryx d'Arabie [Growth of the Arabian oryx]. Mammalia, 53(1), 97-108.


Nader, I. A. 1990, 1989. Rare and endangered mammals of Saudi Arabia. Paper presented at the Wildlife Conservation and Development in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh (February 1990, 1989), 220-233.

Cribiu, E. P., Durand, V., Asmodé, J.-F., Greth, A., & Anagariyah, S. 1989. The G- and C- banding karyotype of the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx). Annales de Génétique, 32(4), 200-203.


Asmodé, J. F. 1989. Réintroduction de l'oryx d'Arabie en Arabie Saoudite [Reintroduction of the Arabian oryx in Saudi Arabia]. Le Courrier de la Nature, 120, 12.


Stephenson, P. 1988. The National Wildlife Research Center, Taif. Journal of the Saudi Arabian Natural History Society, 2(8), 54-58.


Brignoli, C. J., & Lewis, J. 1988. Saving Arabia's oryx. Ahlan Wasahlan, October 1988, 35-38.


Gandhour, A. M. (Ed.). 1987. The oryx from captivity to reintroduction. Riyadh: NCWCD Publication No.1, 152pp.

Dolan, J. 1987, 1989. Conservation of the Arabian oryx and the role of its studbook. Paper presented at the Wildlife Conservation and Development in Saudi Arabia. Proceedings of the First Symposium on the Potential for Wildlife Conservation and Development in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh (February 1987, 1989), 303-309.

Asmodé, J.-F. 1986. Taif. Centre de recherche sur la Faune Sauvage [Taif Wildlife research Center]. Le Courrier de la Nature, 106, 20-26.