As always, there is a lot going on at GCF and the giraffe conservation world. Here are just a few snippets from our busy lives. Check out the links below to read more and get in touch if you have any specific questions.
Baby boom at Lake Mburo
For over a hundred years, there were no giraffe in the area around Lake Mburo in Uganda – until 15 Nubian giraffe were moved there only three years ago. We are excited to report that this small population has thrived and now stands at a proud 22 with seven new giraffe calves born this year. Stay tuned for more news from Lake Mburo National Park soon!
Annual Report 2017/18
Annual Reports are a great opportunity to reflect on goals and objectives, and to showcase achievements. Our Annual Report 2017/18 is now available online and it looks great – if we may say so ourselves … Find out more about the wide range of GCF’s activities in support of giraffe conservation in Africa. A big THANK YOU goes to all our partners and supporters around the world – together we can make a difference and save giraffe in the wild! If you haven’t already done so, download your copy here …
Operation Twiga III
In its third consecutive year, GCF supported the Uganda Wildlife Authority in a successful giraffe translocation. Fourteen endangered Nubian giraffe embarked on a 400 km journey along bumpy roads and slippery tracks from Murchison Falls to Kidepo Valley National Park. Read more about this conservation success story …
Giraffe Resource Centre
Wouldn’t it be great to have a one-stop-shop for all giraffe related literature? We at GCF liked this idea so much, that we simply made it happen. The Giraffe Resource Centre (GRC) is a knowledge centre for giraffe aiming at collecting, preserving, and cataloguing available publications and images on the different species in one central repository. With over 300 articles available online, the GRC is a work in progress. Have a look yourself …
Great Grevy’s (and reticulated giraffe) Rally
What do giraffe and zebra have in common? Each individual animal can be identified by its pattern using photo recognition software! The Great Grevy’s Rally makes use of this fact as well as many citizen scientists to gain a better understanding of the number of endangered Grevy’s zebra in Kenya. Supported by GCF and other partners, the rally now also includes threatened reticulated giraffe in the count. Read more about this innovative and participatory conservation effort in Kenya.