By Gilbert Koech
Scientists and researchers yesterday called for the restoration of habitat to protect the endangered grevy's zebras.
They spoke at the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters, Nairobi, during the grevy's zebra research and conservation conference.
Kenya has about 3,000 grevy's zebras.
They said competition for resources such as pasture with livestock, bush meat trade and diseases has made the zebras decline.
KWS veterinary officer Dominic Mijele said anthrax is a silent killer of grevy's zebra mainly in northern part of Kenya.
He said no research has been done on disease prevalence and how the zebra are affected.
KWS assistant director for species management Charles Musyoki said the solution in managing species survival is providing sufficient habitat and resources.