The Sitatunga is a mid-sized antelope, which lives throughout central Africa, across much of central Africa. They are often threatened by loss of habitat, which is drained and then used for other things.

Around 40% live in protected areas – places like the Okovango delta are strongholds. This is based on an estimate of the whole population at 170,000, however unfortunately this estimate is considered insanely positive.

While there are a good number of this species left (even if the population was half the estimate above, it still is almost 100,000), given that much occurs outside protected areas, and those living in protected areas are not considered secure, a change in the situation like a crop failure, could rapidly change the status of this species.

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