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.

Scientific Publications


Ali, A.H., M.J. Kauffman, R. Amin, A. Kibara, J. King, D. Mallon, C. Musyoki, and J.R. Goheen. Demographic drivers of a refugee species: large-scale experiments guide strategies for reintroductions of hirola. Ecological Applications. PDF.

Ali, A.H., A.T. Ford, J.S. Evans, D. Mallon, M.M. Hayes, J. King, R. Amin, and J.R. Goheen. Resource selection and landscape change reveal mechanisms suppressing population recovery for the world's most endangered antelope. Journal of Applied Ecology. PDF.

Caroline C. Ng’weno, Nelly J. Maiyo, Abdullahi H. Ali, Alfred K. Kibungei, and Jacob R. Goheen. Lions influence the decline and habitat shift of hartebeest in a semiarid savanna. Journal of Mammalogy PDF.


Ali, A. H. Range collapse, demography and conservation of the critically endangered hirola antelope in Kenya. PhD Dissertation, University of Wyoming. PDF.


Andanje, S., Davey, K., Ogwoka, B., Agwanda, B., Ali, A., Bruce, T., Wacher, T. and Amin, R. Mammal Diversity Surveys in the Coastal Forests; Kenya 2010 – 2011. The Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY. PDF.


Amin, R., Andanje, S. A., Ogwonka, B., Ali, A. H., Bowkett, A. E., Omar, M., & Wacher, T. The northern coastal forests of Kenya are nationally and globally important for the conservation of Aders’ duiker Cephalophus adersi and other antelope species. Biodiversity and Conservation, 1-18. PDF.

Ali A.H, J.R. Goheen, R. Amin and I. Lekolol. Lessons from the capture and collaring of the critically endangered hirola Antelope (Beatragus hunteri), Ijara, Kenya, Gnusletter 31: 8-13 PDF.


Ali A.H and J.R. Goheen. A diamond in the rough: conservation and ecology of hirola antelope in northeastern Kenya. East African Wildlife Society Swara Magazine, January-March Issue, pgs 56-57 PDF.

Ali A.H and J.R. Goheen. Saving the worlds most endangered antelope. Association of Zoos and Aquariums Connect Magazine, USA. March Issue, pg 43. PDF.


King J., S. Andanje, C. Musyoki, R. Amin, J.R. Goheen, D. Lesimirdana, and Ali A.H. Aerial survey of hirola (Beatragus hunteri) and other large mammals in southeastern Kenya. Technical report to the Kenya Wildlife Service. PDF.