Save Grevy's Zebra from Extinction

The Grevy's zebra (also known as the imperial zebra) is one of the three species of zebra in Africa, and the largest and most endangered. The other two species are the plains zebra and the mountain zebra.

 

In the 1970's, the Grevy's zebra were nearly hunted to extinction when the coat became prized on the international fashion circuit. In the 1980's there were 15,000 Grevy’s zebra,- 2,500 remain today. Thats an 83% decline.

 

Commerical poaching has declined- but they are still hunted as some ethnic groups use their fat for medicinal purposes, such as treating tuberculosis. Drought and habitat loss are also contribiting to the continuing decline in population numbers.

 

We ask Kenya to provide continuing education for children and employment opportunities for adults in community-driven conservation and work towards a sustainable future for Grevy’s zebra.

 

Mr. Ali D. Mohammad
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resource
NHIF Building - 12th Floor, Ragati Road, PO Box 30126-00100
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: + 254 20 2730808/9
Fax: 011 254 20 2710015,
EMail: psoffice@environment.go.ke


Hon. Amb. Chirau Ali Mwakwewe
Minister
Ministry for Environment and Mineral Resources
NHIF Building, Ragati Road, P.O. Box 30126
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: + 254 20 2730808/9
Fax: 011 254 20 2720257
EMail: waziri@environment.go.ke

The Grevy's zebra (also known as the imperial zebra) is one of the three species of zebra in Africa, and the largest and most endangered. The other two species are the plains zebra and the mountain zebra.



 



In the 1970's, the Grevy's zebra were nearly hunted to extinction when the coat became prized on the international fashion circuit. In the 1980's there were 15,000 Grevy’s zebra,- 2,500 remain today. Thats an 83% decline.



 



Commerical poaching has declined- but they are still hunted as some ethnic groups use their fat for medicinal purposes, such as treating tuberculosis. Drought and habitat loss are also contribiting to the continuing decline in population numbers.



 



We ask Kenya to provide continuing education for children and employment opportunities for adults in community-driven conservation and work towards a sustainable future for Grevy’s zebra.

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