The Nature Conservancy in Africa

Protecting the Endangered Hirola

Young hirola. © TNC

Hirola and his white "spectacles." © TNC

A newborn calf explores a watering hole. © TNC

Hirola family. © TNC

A startled hirola gallops away. © TNC

Northern Rangelands Trust established a community-based conservancy, Ishaqbini, dedicated to saving the hirola. Here conservancy members fish in the Tana River in Kenya. © TNC

Ishaqbini is patrolled by the local Kenyan Somali tribe for the benefit of its beloved hirola. © TNC


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