The Grevy’s Zebra, once ranging from East of the Rift Valley to Western Somalia, from Northern Ethiopia, as far south as the Tana River, has lost more range than any other African mammal. The ICUN Red List of Threatened Species lists the Grevy’s Zebra as Endangered, with an estimated 55% to 68% decline in numbers over the last eighteen years. Fewer than 2000 of these beautiful animals remain in the wild. Major treats include loss of available water, over grazing and competition for resources with domestic animals, hunting and disease. Sadly, according to the ICUN Red List of Threatened Species, only 0.5% of the Zebras range is currently protected, though Kenya has recently worked to put in place a Conservation Strategy for the Grevy’s Zebra.
Eden is working hard to inform today’s children and youth of the problems facing God’s unique creatures living on the brink of extinction in Kenya. We believe that they are the future caretakers of these wonderful animals and their specialized habitats. We believe that today’s children, will learn to Wonder at what God has made, to Worship him for his marvelous works, and to grow in Wisdom in how to fulfill God’s mandate to care for His creation. (by Mim Grooms)