Conservation status

Due to their timid nature, it is difficult to estimate the population sizes of many species of Cephalophinae. Species with wide habitat ranges and those that are highly adaptable to changing ecological conditions are not threatened. However, 16 of 18 species have been placed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Most of those listed are Lower Risk, but C. adersi is Endangered and C. jentinki, C. spadix, and C. zebra are Vulnerable. Loss of habitat and bushmeat hunting continue to be the greatest threats to Cephalophinae.

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