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Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:53 - Updated Thu, 11 Apr 2019 17:53

Angola has about 200 Giant Black Sable

Luanda - The Secretary of State for the Environment, Joaquim Manuel, said Thursday in Luanda that there are about 200 Giant Black Sable, but still threatened due to poaching.

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Imagem da palanca negra gigante

Photo: Pedro Parente

The government official, who lectured at the workshop on the balance of activities of the Giant Black Sable Conservation Program held in 2018, said that there is no exact number, but it is estimated that there is a population of around 200 animals in the Cangandala National Park and in the Luando Integral Reserve, in the province of Malanje.

To him, the species is threatened because the number that is today indicates that the peak of the parabolic is not in the middle, but to descend.

At the moment, the growth is in the order of ten percent, while the ideal would be 70 percent so that in case there is some catastrophe in the zone one can have enough copies for their survival.

Joaquim Manuel said that poaching continues, both commercial and survival, and there is no capacity to cover areas 100 percent with tax, because at the country level there are only 1600 and it would need 8000 to fill the situation.

Under the coordination of the Minister of State and Head of the Civil House of the President of the Republic, the Ministers of Environment, National Defense, Hotel and Tourism and Interior are members of the Committee.

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