Although the gerenuk is currently “Near Threatened”, it’s close to meeting the threshold for “Vulnerable” due to a decline of 25% over the last 14 years.
The gerenuk is estimated to be close to meeting the threshold for Vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species under criterion A2cd, based on a decline of at least 25% over the last 14 years, or three generations, calculated from 2002-2016. This decline is continuing due to hunting and habitat degradation caused by livestock grazing and cutting of trees.
The species is currently evaluated as Near Threatened.
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• Sources | (IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group, 2016)