Endangered Species Act
(Mallon et al. 2015)
Due to habitat loss and poaching, okapis are half as numerous as they were just a few decades ago.
The okapi is an endangered species–but like their cousins, the giraffes–have received relatively little conservation attention. Their future depends on the protection of their forest habitat.
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Gijzen & Smet (1974)
Hart and Mwinyihali (2001)
IUCN Redlist (2008)