Hirola Conservation Programme:

saving the world's most endangered antelope

Promotes the conservation of the hirola antelope and its fragile habitat in partnership with communities in eastern Kenya.

Amos Kibara

He is the head technician for the hirola conservation programme based in Ijara, Kenya. Mr. Amos has been with us for the last two years and has been largely in charge of running almost every component of this programme including field operations, data collection and liaising with tribal leaders in the area. He joined us from the Mount Kenya Conservancy where he has gained a remarkable conservation experience over the years including the management of captive population of the critically endangered mountain Bongos (Tragelaphuseurycerusisaaci). Since joining this programme, Mr. Amos has brought in vast experience in antelope tracking and monitoring. His expertise in ungulate capture and handling, radio telemetry and GPS as well as vegetation survey was instrumental in the implementation of this programme. Moving from the foot hills of Mount Kenya at over 2000 meters above sea level to the hot lowlands of Ijara district barely 50 meters above sea level was not an easy task and Amos has made this sacrifice to further gain knowledge on endangered species conservation and research.