The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG) is one of over 120 IUCN SSC Specialist Groups, Red List Authorities and Task Forces working towards achieving the SSC’s vision of “a world that values and conserves present levels of biodiversity”.

Made up of experts from around the world, the group leads efforts to study giraffe, okapi and the threats they face, as well as leading and supporting conservation actions designed to ensure the survival of the two species into the future. GCF and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are institutional co-hosts of GOSG for giraffe and okapi respectively. Many of the GCF team are GOSG members, including Dr Julian Fennessy, who is the Chair for the giraffe side of GOSG.