Conservation

The saola was first discovered in 1992. It is a very large, 100 kg, bovid found in the dense forests of southeast Asia, along the Annamite mountains on the Vietnam and Laos border. The main threat to its survival is poaching, accidental capturing in traps destined for other animals, and illegal trading due to the use of their horns as an ornament. The saola is classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Unfortunately, very little information is available on this species. Urgent efforts are required for an efficient conservation plan to protect and conserve this species

Common name SAOLA

Scientific name Pseudoryx nghetinhensis

Status IUCN Critically Endangered

Population Less than 750 individuals

Trend Decreasing

Threats Illegal hunting and habitat destruction