There are only about 117,000 giraffe remaining in the wild, with their numbers dropping by about 30% over the last three decades. Giraffe Conservation Foundation’s (GCF) research has further shown that there are four distinct species of giraffe in Africa and not only one as previously assumed, highlighting the importance of saving giraffe before it is too late.

Giraffe Conservation Foundation is the only organisation in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of wild giraffe throughout Africa and is dedicated to a sustainable future for all giraffe populations in the wild. Working with partners in 15 African countries, their integrative approach not only saves giraffe in the country but also informs giraffe conservation efforts throughout the continent.

Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund supports GCF’s work in Namibia where they implement comprehensive giraffe conservation programmes comprising of three main aspects:

  1. The longest giraffe conservation monitoring programme in Africa to gain a better understanding of giraffe ecology and movements which will then inform conservation efforts throughout Africa
  2. Increasing the range of giraffe in the country by translocating them back into communal areas
  3. The largest environmental education programme in Namibia

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