For World Giraffe Day – 21 June 2015 GCF launched a targeted fundraising campaign: Operation Twiga was initiated to help save the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe in the wild. Operation Twiga was put into action in the last few weeks in Uganda, where 18 giraffe crossed the Nile to populate a new area within Murchison Falls National Park. This was made possible not least due to your generous support.
Following a review of the current structure of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), the Board has decided in the best interests of giraffe conservation, to move the governance and management out of the UK into Africa.
Giraffid is the newsletter of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG). The latest issue can be downloaded from the GCF website now. Make sure you don't miss this informative read on in and ex situ giraffe and okapi research and conservation.
During the last week of August 45 giraffe and okapi experts gathered at the Southern African Wildlife College near Hoedspruit in South Africa to discuss conservation and management of giraffe and okapi in Africa. The ‘Wild’ Giraffe Indaba was the third of its kind organised and hosted by us at the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) in collaboration with the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group.
21 June has been designated the day on which the wildlife aficionados of this planet celebrate the giraffe, one of Africa’s most beautiful denizens and iconic symbols. According to Billy Dodson, GCF patron and nature photographer, this acknowledgment is long overdue.
We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Germany based US-American visual artist Kevin Halfhill, who has designed an amazing range of exclusive GCF and World Giraffe Day merchandise for us.
Giraffid is the newsletter of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG). The latest issue can be downloaded from the GCF website now. Giraffid, and its predecessor Giraffa, has been published since 2006 and it is getting increasingly popular. The number of downloads from the GCF website averages well over 4,200 per issue. Make sure you don't miss this informative read on in and ex situ giraffe and okapi research and conservation.
Research published today in a special giraffe and okapi issue of the African Journal of Ecology reveals new information on these surprisingly enigmatic African cousins. Researchers warn that immediate action must be taken to secure the future of both giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and okapi (Okapia johnstoni) before it is too late.
We have recently added a third poster to our series of giraffe conservation posters. This latest addition focuses on giraffe subspecies, their differences in appearance and their distribution in Africa. These posters, together with the Giraffe Conservation Guide booklet provide the most up-to-date conservation information on giraffe in Africa. GCF's latest research findings have been included to update the giraffe distribution map on this new poster.