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Threatened Species

Threatened Species and Subspecies of Mammals

According to the 2015 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (www.iucnredlist.org), five of the larger mammals in Lolldaiga Hills Ranch are globally threatened with extinction: 

  • Endangered: African wild dog, Grévy’s zebra
  • Vulnerable: savanna elephant, lion, cheetah

In addition, there are two subspecies of larger mammals on the Ranch that are globally threatened with extinction:

  • Endangered: Lelwel hartebeest
  • Vulnerable: Chanler’s mountain reedbuck

As such, these species are of particular conservation concern internationally, nationally, and for the Ranch. It should be noted that the Ranch’s populations of African wild dog, savanna elephant, lion, and cheetah appear to be healthy and may be at or near carrying capacity. In contrast, the Ranch’s populations of Grévy’s zebra, Lelwel hartebeest, and Chanler’s mountain reedbuck are small, in decline, and in danger of being extirpated. These three species require particular attention as concerns their management on the Ranch.

In the Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape, seven of large mammals are threatened with extinction. These are:

  • Critically Endangered: black rhinoceros
  • Endangered: African wild dog, Grevy’s zebra
  • Vulnerable: savanna elephant, lion, cheetah, hippopotamus

In addition, there are two subspecies of large mammal in the Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape that are threatened with extinction. These are: 

  • Endangered: Lelwel hartebeest
  • Vulnerable: Chanler’s mountain reedbuck

Nationally threatened species are the patas monkey, mountain reedbuck, Lelwel hartebeest.

Of the birds known to occur on the Lolldaiga Hills Conservation Landscape, the following nine species are threatened:

  • Endangered: Madagascar pond heron, hooded vulture, white-backed vulture, Ruppell’s vulture, grey crowned crane
  • Vulnerable: secretarybird, lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, southern ground hornbill