Oryx beisa ssp. beisa


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oryx beisa ssp. beisa
Species Authority: (Rüppell, 1835)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Beisa Oryx

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Mallon, D.P. (Antelope Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment)
Estimated numbers were c. 50,000, with only ca.17% in protected areas. This species is considered to be more susceptible to threats because of the small part of its population that occurs within Pas. Continuation of present trends would result in this subspecies’ eventual disappearance from its remaining strongholds in Ethiopia and reduction to a few surviving populations in parts of Kenya, e.g., protected areas such as Sibiloi and Marsabit, Laikipia ranchland and possibly a few remote parts of the unprotected northern rangelands. Listed as Near Threatened as it almost qualifies for threatened under criterion A2 and A4.

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group 2008. Oryx beisa ssp. beisa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 26 March 2015.
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