A herd of Masai giraffe towering over zebras in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.
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The number of giraffes in Africa has dropped by 40% over the past 30 years, but the reasons for this remain largely unknown.
In the Randilen Wildlife Management Area. higher densities of giraffes and dik-diks were found.
A new study found that community-based wildlife conservation can quickly result in clear ecological success.
A little protection over here, please?
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Giraffe populations have declined by more than a third over the past 30 years. Two wildlife law experts explain the protections that would come with including them on a US list of endangered species.
Giraffes’ future is much less secure than many people had imagined.
Are giraffes really facing extinction? The decline of these beloved animals - and many others – has been hidden in plain sight as Africa builds ever more roads, railways and cities.
South Sudan’s elephant population plummeted from 80,000 in the late 1960s to less than 5,000 now.
South Sudan is a country where conflict is rife. This has had a knock-on effect on the country's rich and varied fauna, and put conservation programmes in severe crisis.
Giraffes are under threat due to habitat fragmentation and degradation.
Giraffes are facing a silent extinction and need conservation strategies to help them.
No trophy hunters that way … or that way.
The latest trophy hunting furore should at least raise the profile of Africa’s forgotten megafauna.
Too much of a good thing?
The reaction to the euthanasia of Marius the giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo has highlighted cultural differences in attitudes to animals and death between the UK and Denmark. I first visited the Copenhagen…