Gerenuk

Gerenuk

As a game animal, the gerenuk is protected in most of its range in the form of tags or permits, and about 10% of the gerenuk population occurs in protected areas.

As a game animal, the gerenuk is protected in most of its range in the form of tags or permits. About 10% of the gerenuk population occurs in protected areas.

There are many parks offering sanctuary for gerenuk within their range and many biologists and game managers studying them so they are not considered to be at significant risk currently. Important protected area populations occur in Mago NP and Awash NP (Ethiopia), Sibiloi, Tsavo and Meru National Parks and Samburu Game Reserve (Kenya) and Mkomazi Game Reserve and Tarangire NP (Tanzania). It can be favored by the spread of thickets following overgrazing by grasslands by livestock or removal of elephants by poaching.


Image | ©️ Diana Robinson, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (East, 1999; IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group, 2016; Macdonald, 2001; Payne, 2003)

 

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