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GCF Update – August 2017

By | GCF News | 2 Comments

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GCF Update – February 2017

By | GCF News | 2 Comments

2016 was a big year for giraffe and GCF. We have continued to make a mark in giraffe conservation in Africa and have managed to get some well-deserved international attention to our long-necked friends. Find out about all these exciting giraffe news in the GCF Update.

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IUCN Red List confirms: Giraffe are under threat

By | GCF News, Research | 20 Comments

The iconic giraffe, one of the world’s most recognisable animals and the tallest land mammal, has moved from ‘Least Concern’ to ‘Vulnerable’ in the newly released International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. Widespread across southern and eastern Africa, with smaller isolated populations in west and central Africa, new population surveys estimate an overall decline of up to 40% in the global giraffe population over the last 30 years.

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Poster: Kenya’s Giraffe – Conservation Guide

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Kenya can be considered a giraffe ‘hotspot’, with three of the now four distinct giraffe species occurring in the country: reticulated, Masai and Nubian giraffe. It was about time to develop a dedicated giraffe conservation poster for Kenya. Find out more about giraffe range, their numbers, habitat, local history as well as threats by downloading our new poster “Kenya’s Giraffe – Conservation Guide”.

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