Five Species Likely to Become Extinct in the Next 40 Years
Conservationists estimate that one-eighth of all bird species, one-fifth of mammal species and one-third of amphibian species are at risk of extinction
- By Erica R. Hendry
- Smithsonian magazine, July-August 2010,
(Mark Newman / FLPA / Minden Pictures (Captive))
Location: Kenya-Somalia border
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.