That’s a drop of nearly 30% over the last three decades. In the BBC documentary “Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants” — featuring GCF’s important work in Africa — Sir David Attenborough referred to this decline as a “Silent Extinction.” These alarming numbers serve as a reminder that we need to protect giraffe now before it is too late.
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is the only NGO in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa. We are dedicated to securing a future for all giraffe populations in the wild.
Ultimately, giraffe can only be saved in Africa – by African people. GCF is a catalyst for giraffe conservation actions at the centre of a big network of partners and stakeholders.
Your donation puts you at the centre of our work as well. Donations from supporters like you are the backbone of our conservation actions, research, operations, partnerships, and projects throughout Africa. From giraffe translocations to environmental education to vital infrastructure for our staff, every donation makes a difference.
Donations can be made once-off, or as a recurring donation through our website and are tax-deductible as allowed by US law.
GCF’s Adopt-a-Giraffe Programme helps protect these iconic animals in the wild and works toward the conservation of all four giraffe species in Africa.
Follow the lives of our selected desert-dwelling giraffe in Namibia’s remote Northwest and next to the iconic Etosha National Park, with the only official giraffe adoption from the world’s premiere giraffe conservation organisation.
Programme membership fees are billed as donations and, as such, are tax-deductible as allowed by US law.
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