Protecting endangered Grevy’s zebra

You’re likely to spot a zebra on a safari in Kenya, but chances are it’ll be the more common plains zebra (formerly Burchell’s zebra).. PHOTO| ANDREAS FOX

What you need to know:

  • Habitat fragmentation, competition with livestock for overgrazed land, predation pressure and climate change, have all contributed to this drastic decline.
  • The Grevy’s zebra is now listed as Endangered A1a, 2c by the IUCN/SSC Equid Specialist Group, and is also listed on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna, which offers them the highest protection against illegal trading.

You’re likely to spot a zebra on a safari in Kenya, but chances are it’ll be the more common plains zebra (formerly Burchell’s zebra).

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