Our team has just returned from the largest ever GPS satellite tagging effort of giraffe. This data will ultimately help us save giraffe in Africa.
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.
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).
What started out as a normal day of surveying endangered Rothschild’s giraffe in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, should become one of the most amazing field days so far – but see for yourself.
For World Giraffe Day – 21 June 2015 GCF launched a targeted fundraising campaign: Operation Twiga was initiated to help save the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe in the wild. Operation Twiga was put into action in Uganda in January 2016, where 18 giraffe crossed the Nile to populate a new area within Murchison Falls National Park.