13 December 2012

Angola: Multiplication of Sable Antelopes Satisfactory - Authorities

Malanje — The multiplication of the extinction-threatened giant sable antelope in the Kangandala National Park, Angola's northern Malanje province, is satisfactory, Angop learned.

This was said Wednesday by the Park administrator, Cardoso Raimundo, saying the herd has risen from four to 20 animals.

According to Cardoso Raimundo, the project of reproduction of the animals started in 2006, with only three specimens, including one male, resulting in the present 20 calves.

He said the pace in the reproduction and conservation of the antelopes is going satisfactorily, thanks to a stiff fight against poaching in the reserves.

The official said that of the 20 animals in the sanctuary, 13 are females.

Launched in 2006, the Giant Sable Antelope Conservation and Protection Project is under the Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the Catholic Church Scientific Research Centre and the Government of Malanje province.

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