Editorial-- Antelopes of Africa 


Volume 13, Issue 1-- May 2018

Africa is home to nearly 75% of the world’s antelopes, many in serious decline and some like the hirola in imminent danger of extinction.  

We bring to you the last in a series of articles written by the Late Colin Groves, that sets off the debate about how many species of wild ruminants are there in Africa.

Ludwig Siege traveled the length and breadth of Ethiopia for eight years to observe three rare antelope species before writing a piece for us.

Abdullahi Hussein Ali elucidates on evidence-based approaches for conserving the hirola – the most endangered and refugee antelope in the world.

Yasmina Khaznawi dwells on the intricacies of brining the Sahelo-Saharan antelopes back from the brink.

Sinalo Malindie et al. focuses on the sunset-framed silhouette of an antelope in the African savannah as an ecological byproduct of niche portioning.

Dionne Shepherd gives a brief account of her photographic moment with a bontebok in De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Enjoy reading. Big thanks to all our contributors for choosing the ACT to publish their work

The next issue is due July 2018 and is planned as a special issue on Rhino Conservation in Africa. As always, we look forward to your contributions.


Murali Pai, Editor

Israel Bionyi, Deputy Editor     

Alain Senghor K. Ngute, Assistant Editor