16 Feb '15, 2pm

Today, fewer than 2,500 Grevy's #zebras inhabit #Africa, down from 15K in the '70s: #AWFfacts http…

Grevy’s zebras are in grave danger. A mere few decades ago, in the 1970s, more than 15,000 Grevy’s zebras inhabited Africa. Today, fewer than 2,500 remain. The greatest threats facing the species today are habitat fragmentation and loss, as more land is converted to agricultural use. Overgrazing by livestock is leading to significant environmental degradation—Grevy’s zebras compete with the ever-increasing livestock population and agricultural crops for water. Monitoring populations helps zebra conservation. Partnering with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), other conservation organizations, and various community-based groups in Northern Kenya’s Samburu and Isiolo Districts, African Wildlife Foundation set out in 2002 to conduct population censuses on community lands and the protected areas. Data on the population size, status, and the spatial and temporal distribution of G...

Full article: http://www.awf.org/projects/grevys-zebra-protection

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