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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:43 - Updated Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:43

Giant sable antelope among endangered species in Angola

Luanda - The giant sable antelope and the Leatherback sea turtle are endangered species category B, while the African penguin, black rhino and brown hyena are already extinct species of category A, in the Republic of Angola.

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Giant sable antelope among endangered species in Angola

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Other endangered animals category B are the lion, African wild dog, spotted hyena, mountain zebra, gorilla, red buffalo, chimpanzee and parrot.

The data were disclosed on Thursday by the Environment Ministry through a red list it released at the end of a workshop held in Cabo Ledo, Luanda, ran under the motto “Introduction to Crime against Wildlife”.

  

The red list of Angola goes from 2018 to 2023 and contains various categories such as (A) extinct species, (B) endangered species, (C) vulnerable species and (D) invaders.

   

The country has currently three extinct species, 29 endangered, 91 vulnerable and 19 invaders.

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