Grevy’s zebras are critically endangered
Since the 1970s, Grevy’s zebras have suffered an 80% decline
2,500 Grevy’s zebras remain in Kenya
A zebra’s stripes are unique like human fingerprints
GREVY’S ZEBRA TRUST
The Grevy’s zebra is one of Africa’s most endangered large mammals and is the rarest of Africa’s three different species of zebra. They have undergone the most substantial reduction in their rangelands of any African mammal and habitat loss remains the most serious and widespread threat to their species.
The Grevy’s Zebra Trust (GZT) was founded in 2007 to help conserve and protect the remaining 2,500 individuals of this unique species. Despite being a small, independent wildlife trust, the GZT works in an area covering over 10,000 square kilometres across northern Kenya. It is the only organisation focused solely on saving the Grevy’s zebra, which it does through population monitoring, education and community outreach programmes, protection against poachers and habitat restoration.
Historically found over most of the Horn of Africa, herds of Grevy’s zebra today are restricted to southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya. The area around Sasaab holds one of the largest remaining populations and so the GZT headquarters are located in Westgate Community Conservancy close to Sasaab. The Safari Collection is proud to partner with the GZT during our medical clinics and community meetings and support their vital work to conserve this species.
WHAT MAKES GREVY’S ZEBRA DIFFERENT ?
Grevy’s zebra are easily distinguishable from the more common plains zebra by several features. Firstly, they are larger, taller and have narrower stripes. With a thick black dorsal stripe down their spine, a vertical mane and large conical ears, they are strikingly elegant and beautiful. Unlike the common zebra, they have a fully white belly and light brown muzzle. They are adapted to live in more arid habitats and can survive without water for up to five days if necessary.
HOW CAN I HELP CONSERVE GREVY’S ZEBRA ?
A donation to the Grevy’s Zebra Trust can go a long way in supporting the GZT field teams in their work to protect this endangered animal and its fragile habitat in northern Kenya.
$1,500 can train, equip and fund a Grevy’s Zebra field officer for a year.
$50 can fund one year’s supply of datasheets and batteries for three Grevy’s Zebra Scouts in
$450 can buy a Sony HX400V digital camera for Grevy’s zebra stripe-ID monitoring.
$1,000 can fund Ngeeti Lempate (‘Mama Grevy’) for a year, a key member of the Grevy’s Zebra Scouts programme in Westgate Conservancy.
UK donations can be tax deductible through registered charity status.
100% of all donations are used towards community and conservation projects, there are no hidden costs or expenses deducted.
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