WGD is an exciting annual event initiated by GCF to celebrate the longest-necked animal on the longest day or night (depending on which hemisphere you live!) of the year – 21 June – every year!
Are you standing tall for giraffe today?
Every year WGD is dedicated to a specific GCF programme. This year the fundraising efforts are dedicated for the conservation of the threatened Nubian giraffe in Uganda – who in total number less than 2,500 individuals in the wild! GCF works closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to increase giraffe numbers, populations, and habitat in the country – a true giraffe conservation success story. Read more here …
Giraffe Conservation Science Symposium
In May 2018, 35 experts working directly on giraffe or in thematic areas relevant to conservation-based decision-making from NGOs, academia, and African governments came together to develop a unifying Africa-wide Giraffe Conservation Science Management Framework. During this first-ever Giraffe Conservation Science Symposium, the group identified key gaps for further assessment as well as opportunities for developing partnerships and working collaboratively across Africa to help save giraffe before it is too late. Read more
East Africa Programme Update
East Africa is home to three of the four giraffe species. So it should not come as a surprise that we are very active in the region. As WGD focuses on our Uganda programme, find out what else is going on and download the latest. Update Report
Source: Giraffe Conservation