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GCF Update – August 2017

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2017 continues to be an exciting year for giraffe conservation. World Giraffe Day – 21 June was again a great success around the world. A big thank you to all of you who celebrated with us and our giant friends to raise awareness and support for their plight in Africa.

World Giraffe Day – 21 June 2017

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World Giraffe Day is an exciting annual event initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) to celebrate the tallest animal on the longest day (or night) of the year – 21 June – every year! This year, World Giraffe Day 2017 focuses on the Masai giraffe in southern Kenya and Tanzania.

GCF Update – June 2017

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It is great to see increasing interest in and awareness for giraffe and their plight in the international media, while GCF and partners continue to work hard on turning this alarming trend around.

GCF Annual Report 2016/17

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GCF has released its first Annual Report as a fully Namibia-based organisation. To find out more about our recent key giraffe conservation activities, programmes, partners, supporters and exciting plans, download the GCF Annual Report 2016/17.

GCF Update – April 2017

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For many years, the GCF team has worked hard to draw attention to the plight of giraffe and now it feels like the rest of the world is finally sticking its neck out too. Interest for our long-legged friends comes in all shapes and forms, and we feel that it is our job to ensure that giraffe conservation is at the heart of all this interest.

Video – 4 Species or 1?

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Are there four giraffe species or only one? Why is this an important question and what does it actually mean? The team of ‘The Science of …’ explains giraffe genetics and conservation implications in simple terms. Watch this video to find your answers.

The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is the only NGO in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa.

GCF is dedicated to a sustainable future for all giraffe populations in the wild.

GCF’s Objectives

GCF is established as a Namibian charitable and funding institution of a public character, with the objective to raise awareness for, provide support to and secure a future for giraffe, and conserve their habitat in Africa. More specifically with the objective to:

  1. support the conservation of viable and existing habitat for giraffe;
  2. identify key threats to giraffe in Africa and develop innovative ways to mitigate these;
  3. raise awareness for and promote the value of giraffe conservation in African Range States and internationally.
  4. plan, develop, implement and administer projects and programmes, including the appointment of project staff, in support of its primary aim, and in co-operation with local communities and partner institutions as appropriate;
  5. collaborate with local, national and international partners on giraffe conservation efforts in the interests of giraffe conservation in African Range States;
  6. raise funds for giraffe conservation and management across Africa; and
  7. maintain a close working relationship with the IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG) to provide comprehensive awareness and technical support.