With the support of SOS - Save Our Species, the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) will create a predator-proof sanctuary within the Ishaqbini Hirola Community conservancy. The sanctuary will have to be cleared of all predators before the founder population of Hirola is introduced. The sanctuary will be monitored and maintained by Ishaqbini conservancy personnel.
A predator proof sanctuary may be the only way to recover the species whilst longer term land management systems, in support of conservation of this and other unique species in the ecosystem, are developed. The Ishaqbini sanctuary is seen as means to enhance protection, grow the Critically Endangered population, and strengthen the ability of the communities that share the habitat to conserve the species and benefit from its protection.