Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:14 - Updated Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:14
Giant Sable antelope remains at risk of extinction - minister
Luanda - The minister of State and head of the President?s Civil Office, Frederico Cardoso, said Tuesday in Luanda, that despite the encouraging results of the work to preserve the Giant sable antelope, the country has not yet reached the stage of non-retrocession to the risk of extinction of this species.
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Minister of State and head of the President?s Civil Office, Frederico Cardoso
Photo: Francisco Miudo
The official added that the current picture is still alarming, thus the need for taking active measures to protect the species, now estimated at 200 animals controlled in the National Park of Cangandala and Luando’s integral reserve.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the workshop on the Giant sable antelope protection programme, the official stressed the need for working in concrete actions that secure the protection of the endangered animals as well as in the restructuring of the ecosystem that are in critical conditions for the existence of the species.
The National Cangandala Park is currently controlling over 60 animals in acceptable conditions, while 140 others are being protected by Luando’s integral reserve. Here the animals have been victims of poaching with traps and firearms, as well as burnings and other dangers.
- 07/03/2018 12:12:44
Luanda - The number of giant sable antelopes in the country has now reached 200 samples, collected in the past ten years, 60 of which are in the Cangandala national park and 140 in the Luando natural reserve in the northern Malanje Province.
- 06/03/2018 16:29:51
Luanda - At least 316 million Kwanzas is the amount available for the implementation this year of the Emergency Plan of the Program of Protection of the Giant Black Antelope, in the period that goes from March to June of the current year.
- 06/03/2018 11:20:33
Luanda: - The Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the Kissama Foundation, is to organise this Tuesday in Luanda a workshop on “Protection of the sable antelope”.