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Africa’s Antelopes Face Extinction as Climate Change Squeezes Habitat

Africa’s antelope species are in need of immediate help if they’re going to survive the threat of climate change, according to a study published Thursday in the journalCurrent Biology.

The study finds that 82 percent of the continent’s 72 antelope species will see their habitats shrink by as much as half by 2080 as climate change makes their ranges inhospitable. At least four species—the addax, the hirola, the Nile lechwe, and the Aders’ duiker—are predicted to go extinct in the wild as a result of habitat loss.

Sadie Hart

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