Apart from the protected gazelles in Şanlıurfa, there are also gazelles living in the wild around the Turkish-Syrian border. A number of gazelles are offered for sale by the directorate during the breeding period, which is generally between April and October. An average of 40 to 50 gazelles is reported to be sold every year. The directorate usually only offers breeding pairs for sale to ensure the reproduction of the species. Pairs cost TL 2,000 excluding value-added tax (VAT).
Directorate officials state that they never sell lone female gazelles although they will sometimes sell lone males if requested.