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  • Not that the fun will be fast and furious -- not at all; the days of the Mohawks are over, and I am, therefore, in a position to declare, that the day when it is past and gone, will be appropriately called a dorcas meeting.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, May 30, 1891 Various

  • These include populations of globally threatened antelope, such as dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas, VU), slender-horned gazelle (Gazella leptoceros, EN) and dama gazelle (Gazella dama, EN).

    West Saharan montane xeric woodlands 2008

  • Before the 20th century the region was home to several different species of gazelle, wild asses, hartebeests, oryxes, ibexes, dorcas and onagers.

    Mysterious Desert Lines Found To Be Animal Traps | Impact Lab 2010

  • Internationally important populations of five species of threatened fauna survive: dorcas and dama gazelle, addax, aoudad, and ostrich.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger 2008

  • Numbers of dorcas gazelle and aoudad may have increased since the creation of the reserve, but dama gazelle is declining due to continued military poaching and tourist disturbance.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger 2008

  • Magin estimated that there were in the reserve approximately 12,000 dorcas gazelle Gazella dorcas (V), 170 dama gazelle Gazella dama (E), and 3,500 Barbary sheep, (aoudad) Ammotragus lervia, some 70% of the Barbary sheep population of Niger.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger 2008

  • Most of its researches are internal project documents, available from IUCN, Niamey, Niger, but research on dorcas and dama gazelle has been published.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger 2008

  • Dorcas gazelle Gazella dorcas, dama gazelle G. dama and wild dog Lycaon pictus are no longer found in the area.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali 2009

  • The Park contains the world's largest and perhaps only viable colony of monk seals (25% of the world population), extensive seagrass meadows which are major fish nurseries, nesting sites for two threatened species of marine turtle, and relict populations of dorcas gazelle.

    Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania 2009

  • Particularly in the foothills and mountains, larger mammals such as Chacma baboon Papio ursinus, honey-badger Mellivora capensis, clawless otter Aonyx capensis, leopard Panthera pardus, aardvark Orycteropus afer, eland Taurotragus oryx, the regional endemic bontebok Damaliscus dorcas dorcas anddiverse mustelids and viverrids occur.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa 2009


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  • This was my grandmother's middle name. I can't believe it's listed, thank you!

    May 15, 2007

  • My cousin's first name! Named by my history professor uncle after the old English name. No sweat when she was a mere sprat...but a trial in her teenage years I'm sure. At first it produced a near-anxious disbelief amongst the cuzzies, 'til it became second nature! ;^)

    May 15, 2007

  • It's really a nice old Biblical name. Dorcas was a woman who made clothing for the poor, in the book of Acts. However, the whole dork/dorkus connotation has pretty much ruined it in modern times.

    May 16, 2007