118 to 270 kilograms (260-595 pounds)
123 centimeters in length (48 inches)
20 years in the wild
Habitat fragmentation poses a great threat to wildebeest.
Their habitat is threatened by fragmentation, which is caused when land is fenced off for agriculture. While they are widespread and abundant in certain areas, the spread of civilization and agriculture, the reduction of water sources, and poaching are threatening this iconic species’ survival.
Our solutions to ensuring the wildebeest continues to thrive:
AWF works with government entities to help plan and propose alternative solutions to habitat fragmentation. AWF provides its scientists and researchers as resources to assist in proper planning to ensure a balance between modernization and conservation.
We engage communities to help with agricultural planning to provide tools and techniques for sustainable agricultural growth. By providing these resources, AWF can minimize the impact on local wildlife while helping to maximize food security and income for people.