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(Cheryl Carlin)

Five Species Likely to Become Extinct in the Next 40 Years

Experts estimate that one-eighth of all bird species, one-fifth of mammal species and one-third of amphibian species are at risk

Hirola Damaliscus hunteri

(Mark Newman / FLPA / Minden Pictures (Captive))
Location: Kenya-Somalia border
Number: 600
The population has steadily declined because of disease, drought and predators. Cattle farmers have taken over much of the antelope’s habitat, and poaching continues in both countries.

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