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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:53 - Updated Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:53

Number of sable antelopes increases in Cangandala National Park

Luanda - The number of giant sable antelope cubs in the Cangandala National Park, northern Malanje Province, increased from ten in 2009 to sixty in the present year, informed on Wednesday the Angolan environmentalist Vladimir Russo.

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Angola is host to a rare species of antelopes

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The environmentalist – who is also the chairman of the Kissama Foundation – was speaking at a workshop on “The validation of the national strategy on biodiversity”.

Vladimir Russo informed that in the Luando Natural Reserve there are five herds of giant sable antelopes made up of roughly 120 to 130 animals.   

He appealed for the collaboration of the society in the fight against poaching, since the sable antelope is still considered an endangered species.

He said important measures are being taken with the aim of protecting ad guaranteeing the survival of this rare species of antelopes in Angola.

He reiterated that traps for the specific catch of sable antelopes were found in the year 2016, as well as other worrying occurrences like wounds in some of the animals who escaped the actions of poachers.    

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