The first ever Great Grevy’s Rally has started in various locations around Kenya, including Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Samburu National Reserve.
In the late 1970’s there were 15,000 Grevy’s zebra, but today less than 2,500 remain in the wild. The species has suffered one of the most drastic population declines of any African mammal, due to climate change, habitat loss and competition with livestock.
— Ambassador Bob Godec (@BobGodec) January 30, 2016
90% of the worldwide Grevy’s zebra population live in Kenya.
The Great Grevy’s Rally is the first ever national census of the population, which will aid Grevy’s Zebra Trust and their conservation partners in safeguarding the future of the Grevy’s zebra. Billed as a “fun filled and educational family event” is taking place on the 30th-31st January 2016.
— Zeke Davidson (@Mobile_Zeke) January 30, 2016
You can find out more about the Great Grevy’s Rally by visiting their website.