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HAMISH CURRIE VISITED
KENYA IN JANUARY 2020
He visited Ruma National Park in Western Kenya where Kenya’s the last remnant population of roan antelope exist. There are only thirteen animals left! This is a crisis situation and Back to Africa is working hard with Kenya Wild Life services and Ol Pejeta Ranch to save these animals. Hamish Currie flew to Ruma with Mr Ian Craig of the Northern Rangelands Trust https://www.nrt-kenya.org . Only eight animals were seen from the air but a subsequent helicopter survey has revealed there are thirteen animals in the park.
It appears hyena are predating juvenile roan in the park. A predator proof camp will soon be constructed to mitigate the problem. Plans are afoot to start a breeding project at Ol Pejeta to start a seedbed breeding project to infuse new genes into the population.