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Saturday, October 1 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Hirola Conservation Program
The Hirola Conservation Program (HCP) is an indigenous led, non-profit organization based in Garissa County, Kenya. The project is primarily dedicated to promoting conservation of hirola antelope (Beatragus hunteri) in eastern Kenya along the Kenya-Somalia border. With a global population size of fewer than 500 individuals, the hirola is threatened by habitat loss, completion with livestock and predation. HCP is currently restoring habitat for hirola in an effort to bolster their population growth in their natural range.

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Dr. Abdullahi Ali

Executive Director, Hirola Conservation Program
Dr. Abdullahi Ali is an indigenous Kenyan conservationist born and raised in Garissa (home of the hirola). He works in the isolated and volatile regions of eastern Kenya and some parts of southwest Somalia that border Kenya. Despite being raised in a small village, Dr. Ali received... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2022 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
Blue Stage (Virtual)