Indigenous Game Species and their Natural Distribution in Namibia

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Indigenous Game Species and their Natural Distribution in Namibia

1 African elephant northern Namibia CITES II
2 Black rhinoceros northern and western Namibia CITES I
3 Hippopotamus Caprivi CITES II
4 Cape buffalo Caprivi
5 Giraffe northern Namibia
6 Hartmann's mountain zebra CITES II
7 Burchell's zebra northern Namibia
8 Greater kudu throughout the country, except the Namib Desert
9 Gemsbok widely distributed throughout the country
10 Sable antelope Caprivi
11 Roan antelope Kavango and Caprivi
12 Cape hartebeest mainly eastern Namibia
13 Blue wildebeest patchy distribution in northern Namibia
14 Cape eland northern Namibia
15 Tsessebe Kavango and Caprivi
16 Puku Caprivi
17 Common reedbuck Caprivi
18 Sitatunga Caprivi
19 Waterbuck Caprivi
20 Springbok mainly southern and western Namibia, but patchy distribution elsewhere
21 Southern impala Caprivi
22 Black-faced impala north-western areas CITES
23 Red lechwe Caprivi CITES II
24 Chobe bushbuck Caprivi
25 Steenbok throughout the country
26 Common duiker throughout the country, except desert regions
27 Klipspringer patchy distribution in mountainous areas
28 Damara dik-dik northern and north-western areas
29 Oribi Caprivi
30 Sharpe's grysbok Caprivi
31 Warthog widely distributed in northern and eastern parts
32 Bushpig Caprivi
33 Lion northern Namibia
34 Leopard throughout the country, except Namib proper CITES I
35 Cheetah central and northern Namibia CITES I
36 Caracal throughout the country, except Namib proper CITES II
37 Spotted hyaena mainly north-eastern parts
38 Brown hyaena western desert regions and north-east
39 African wild dog north-east
40 Black-backed jackal throughout the country
41 Side-striped jackal far north-eastern areas
42 Cape fox sandy parts of eastern Namibia
43 Crocodile northern perennial rivers CITES I
44 Chacma baboon virtually throughout the country CITES II
45 White rhinoceros only in parks and reserves CITES I
46 Small spotted cat central and southern Namibia CITES I

Please note that some of these species are fully protected, such as African wild dog and brown hyaena.

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