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CELEBRATE

THE

WORLD HIROLA DAY

12TH AUGUST

 

HOW CAN I HELP?

You can be part of our habitat restoration project by restoring an acre for hirola antelope. A recent analysis of historical satellite imagery across the hirola’s native range revealed that there was a nearly 300% increase in tree cover in the last 27 years. The increase in tree cover poses one of the greatest threats to survival of hirola through food limitation and predation risk. The Hirola Conservation Programme has initiated long-term rangelands restoration project in an effort to counter this threat.

With every acre you adopt, your donation will be used in the manual removal of trees, buying of native grass seedlings and fertilizer and reseeding of the acre. To restore an acre costs $50 USD and with each donation, you will receive a personalized deed with your name or you can make the donation in someone else’s name. You can adopt-an-acre here.

#WorldHirolaDay

We established and celebrated the world's first hirola day on 12th Aug 2015. This date coincides with the world's elephant day in an effort to connect the two species. On 12th August 2018, we held the 4th anniversary of this annual event in Garissa County, Kenya where our team in partnership with the local communities made this event a success!

In whatever way you choose to support and share your love on World Hirola Day, you will be making a huge difference in creating awareness on this special day.

About Hirola

Hirola is arguably the world's most endangered antelope with a current population of 300-500 individuals. A combination of habitat degradation, competition with livestock, and disease are responsible for historic declines with degradation and predation combining to suppress contemporary populations. Their extinction would mark the first loss of an entire mammalian genus since the Tasmanian tiger's global disappearance in 1936.

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