50 to 125 kilograms (110 to 275 pounds)
75 to 100 centimeters tall (30 to 40 inches)
Up to 22 years in captivity
Humans, pythons, crocodiles, leopards, lions
Hunting is causing a decline in sitatunga populations.
These antelopes are easily caught by setting snares in their well-traveled paths in swamps. Because of this, overhunting outside protected areas is causing a rapid decline in their numbers.
Their habitats are being destroyed.
People are draining the swamps sitatungas love to live in.
Our solutions to protecting the sitatunga:
African Wildlife Foundation knows that communities and wildlife can thrive if tourism is developed. We connect communities and private investors to construct conservation tourism lodges like Satao Elerai, a luxury lodge situated on 5,000 acres in Kenya. The land is protected, so wildlife can roam safely and freely, and the revenue is reinvested into the community and into local wildlife conservation.
AWF works with rural communities living in close proximity to wildlife to build schools. In exchange for practicing conservation, communities receive schools with technology labs and conservation curriculums. In Tanzania, AWF rebuilt Manyara Ranch Primary School. By working with communities to provide tangible incentives for conservation and education on the need for conservation, we are able to foster a culture of conservation.