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Northeast African Cheetah : Reclassify The Status

Northeast African Cheetah : Appeal To Reclassify The Status

A group of experts have appealed to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to reclassify the status of the Northeast African Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus soemmeringii) to ‘endangered’ from ‘vulnerable’.

  • Northeast African Cheetah:
  • It is found in the Horn of Africa.
  • It is also known as the Sudan cheetah.
  • This subspecies is more closely related to the Southern African cheetah than to Saharan cheetah populations.
  • Threat: The subspecies’ cubs are being heavily trafficked across the Red Sea to Arab countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
  • Conservation status
    • IUCN: Vulnerable