THE GIANT ELAND IS ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION
We build capacities to save the giant eland, as well as other antelope species of West and Central African savanna. We are Antelope Conservation.
THE GIANT ELAND
- It is the largest antelope in the world.
- Its natural range and numbers have been severely reduced by the loss of habitat, competition with cattle and poaching. There are two subspecies:
- The Eastern giant eland lives in Central African republic, Northern Cameroon and South Sudan with the population estimated less than 10,000 individuals
- The last wild population of Western giant eland lives only in the Niokolo Koba national park in Senegal.
- Less then 200 Western giant elands remain in the wild.
- There is also a successful semi-captive breeding programme in two private Senegalese reserves.
- Giant eland is a flagship species of West and Central African savanna.
Healthy populations of giant eland and other antelope species in their native habitat. The giant eland is valued as a flagship species for conservation of the savannah ecosystems of Western and Central Africa.
Providing scientific expertise to relevant
conservation management entities, supporting activities relevant to giant eland and other West and Central African antelope conservation and raising awareness of the importance of healthy, functioning
Expertise - we base our decisions on the scientific evidence
Energy - we invest our energy into actions which we trust
Respect - we respect our partners as well as different approaches and opinions
Cooperation - we are a team and we never work alone
Tenacity - we do not give up
- The NGO associates experts, scientists, students and enthusiasts who want to participate in biodiversity conservation and who want to change the fate of the giant eland and the other antelope species in their natural habitats. We promote the conservation of the ecosystem of West and Central African savanna.
- We offer support to local projects and professional consultancy services in the field of ecology, population dynamics, population size estimates and much more.
- We closely cooperate with Wildlife Ecology Lab at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague.