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.

Yaqub Ibrahim Gurhan

Yaqub’s passion for conservation started when he used to herd his cattle in the area. The rampant land degradation and poaching incidents in the area worried him a lot. In order to contribute to end the poaching and land degradation he decided to be a ranger. He has been involved in conservation since 2006. Early this year he joined the hirola conservation program as a ranger and has been contributing a lot to the project. He has recommendations from various institutions e.g. the Kenya wildlife service (KWS) for his commendable acts in reducing poaching and charcoal burning in the area.