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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

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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

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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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Genetic Analysis Uncovers Four Species of Giraffe, Not Just One

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Do you know how many different kinds of giraffe there are? Up until now, everyone thought there was a single species of giraffe made up of several subspecies. But, according to the most inclusive genetic analysis of giraffe relationships to date, giraffe actually are not one species, but four. For comparison, the genetic differences among giraffe species are at least as great as those between polar and brown bears.

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GCF News – August 2016

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Read the latest GCF news and updates on our giraffe conservation efforts across Africa. How did WGD 2016 go? When will the documentary ‘Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants’ finally be shown in the USA? How can you make a difference and support giraffe conservation in Africa in a fun way? Open these GCF News – August 2016 to find answers to all these questions!

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Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants

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Everyone loves giraffe, but what do we really know about them? We at the Giraffe Conservation Foundation were lucky to have a team from BBC Natural World/PBS follow some of our activities over the past year to show our story through their lens. Have a look here for a sneak preview of this BBC Two-Natural World & PBS co-production, narrated by Sir David Attenborough (UK version).

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WGD 2016 & Photo Competition

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We are excited to launch our new campaign for World Giraffe Day – 21 June 2016. This year we are raising funds and awareness for two exciting conservation projects in Kenya and Namibia. At the same time, we are launching a photo competition to draw awareness to the plight of our favourite animal.

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