In Ethiopia, a community leans on customs to save an antelope from extinction

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Aba Gada Kabeto Edamo Wabe(r), leader of the Oda Roba and Aba Gada Azmach Teshita, Sammato Bullo (l) leader of the Hambentu clan pose for a portrait inside Senekele Swayne’s Hartebeest Sanctuary. Photo by Maheder Haileselassie Tadese.SENKELE, Ethiopia — In the tall-grass woodland of the Great Rift Valley in southern Ethiopia lies the Senkele Swayne’s Hartebeest Sanctuary. The area has long been a home to the Swayne’s Hartebeest, an endemic subspecies of antelope known locally as Qorkey. Named after H.G.C. Swayne (1860-1940), a British expeditionary who first identified the species in […]

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