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We're working to stop giraffes going extinct.

The global giraffe population has declined by 36 to 40% since 1986. This shocking rate of decline has led to giraffes being listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

 

This means that giraffes are "facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium-term future".

 

There are an estimated 98,000 giraffes left in Africa today.

 

 

 

The rapid decline in giraffe numbers is a result of several factors, including human population growth, habitat loss, hunting/poaching, and agriculture.

 

The species has also been under-represented in wildlife conservation activities and initiatives.  

 

However, ongoing collaboratove efforts have demonstrated the urgent conservation attention required, and new initiatives are being implemented.

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