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As interest for giraffe conservation increases internationally, so does our work load – and importantly conservation efforts for giraffe. With our small team, we continue to leave a large footprint through strong partnerships and collaborations. We cannot reiterate often enough how important our conservation partners are for our joined efforts to save giraffe in Africa.

Wildlife Conservation Network

As invited guest speakers, Dr Julian and Stephanie Fennessy recently presented at the annual Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) Expo 2017 in San Francisco. Many visitors had a chance to meet the GCF team – including Arthur Muneza, GCF’s East Africa Coordinator, and Tom Leiden, President of GCF-USA – at our table at the Expo and learn more about our work. What an exciting opportunity to bring giraffe to the bigger stage! If you missed our presentation, you can watch it here.

Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

At the recent COP12, giraffe were added to Appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS). This shows a commitment of African and other countries to work more closely together to protect giraffe in the wild. We at GCF are proud to have played a key part in this submission along with the IUCN SSC Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group. To find out more, visit the CMS website.

Operation Twiga II

In a daring mission, the Uganda Wildlife Authority with the support of GCF and other partners set about boosting the recently established Nubian giraffe population in the southern part of Murchison Falls National Park. In August, an additional 19 giraffe were translocated from the northern to the southern side of the Park. Read more here or watch our short video on Operation Twiga II.

GCF Programmes

To find out more about our giraffe conservation work and all our different programmes throughout Africa, explore our website and download the regular update, quarterly and field reports that you can find on each programme page.

Images: Sean Viljoen and Tom Leiden