GiraffeConservationFoundation @giraffe_conservation

The leading international organisation dedicated to giraffe conservation and management in the wild.

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T.G.I.F. - Thank Giraffe It’s Friday! Let's hope you get to relax this weekend ... Nubian giraffe are considered Critically Endangered on the IUCN RedList. Photo Credit: Michael Butler Brown, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. #TGIF #thankgiraffeitsfriday #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffe #giraffes #welovegiraffes #africanwildlife #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #criticallyendangered #natureconservation #nubiangiraffe #murchisonfallsnationalpark #uganda #ugandasafari

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It is always exciting to spot a baby giraffe - in particular in harsh environments like northwestern Namibia. This little cutie was spotted by our conservation researcher Emma last month. Did you know that the average gestation period for giraffe is 15 months or 453 - 464 days?! It takes a long time to create something as incredible as a giraffe! #wildlifefacts #giraffegestation #wildliferesearcher #southerngiraffe #angolangiraffe #northernnamibia #newbaby #babygiraffe #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffes #giraffes #welovegiraffes #africanwildlife #natureisamazing #endangeredspecies

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Masai giraffe recently joined the IUCN RedList of Threatened Species. Their numbers have dropped by approx. 50% in the last three decades and as a result they are now considered ENDANGERED. GCF is working with the governments and our partners in both Kenya and Tanzania. We are determined to save Masai giraffe in the wild. Join us in our efforts. Photo credit - Billy Dodson #endangeredspecies #masaigiraffe #kenya 🇰🇪 #tanzania 🇹🇿 #eastafrica #eastafricasafari #africansafari #giraffeconservation #giraffeconservationfoundation #billydodson #savegiraffes #iucnredlist #wildlifeconservation #giraffe

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Earlier in the year, together with our partner @africanparksnetwork we fitted GPS satellite units to 8 critically endangered Kordofan Giraffe in @zakouma_national_park , Chad. Our partner Kordofan Giraffe Project @giraffe_girl_in_chad continues to monitor the giraffe and has already made some interesting observations. Wet season has started in Zakouma and much of the park is flooded and inaccessible. The GPS units allow us to follow the giraffe remotely and see how the their movements change during the seasons. As you can see, one giraffe walked all the way to the western border of the park - an area that we were told is NEVER utilised by giraffe. Amazing what we can still learn about giraffe. This data also contributes to Twiga Tracker, our Africa-wide giraffe tracking initiative. If you would like to support this and all our efforts to save giraffe, please consider donating www.giraffeconservation.org/donate #twigatracker #kordofangiraffe #kordofangiraffeproject #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #africanparks #Zakoumanationalpark #Zakouma #Chad #westafricansafari #savegiraffes #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #lovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifeconservation #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #natureconservation #raisingmoney #supportingcharity #wildlifecharity #fundraising #togetherwecanmakeadifference

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While wire snares are rarely used to target giraffe, they don't discriminate and when giraffe get caught, snares can cause severe damage. In snaring hotspots, GCF works with our partners to alleviate the problem. In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda working with Uganda Wildlife Authority and National Geographic Society we have deployed a mobile vet unit to focus on de-snaring which is already having a positive impact. Reposted from @ivan carter Even though giraffe are not often the target species of a wire snare - they often end up with a wire snare on a leg that over time cripples and often kills them - it costs about $400 in vet and capture costs to remove a snare from a giraffe. The @giraffe_conservation team is in several areas on the front line working hard to keep these animals safe and free of snares. #wildlifeconservation #conservation #giraffeconservation #giraffe #giraffebone #snaring #antipoaching #bushmeattrade #itsworthsaving #ig_today #igdaily #instagood #instagram #igworld_nature #savethewild

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T.G.I.F. - Thank Giraffe It’s Friday! This is one of only about 55 Critically Endangered Kordofan Giraffe remaining in Garamba National Park, DRC. We are working with African Parks Network @africanparksnetwork in securing a future for this important population. Photo Credit: Mathias Dhaen, African Parks Network. #TGIF #ThankgiraffeItsFriday #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffe #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #animalsofafrica #criticallyendangered #natureconservation #africanparks #garambanationalpark #DRC #africanparksnetwork #kordofangiraffe

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Winter is always the busiest season for the Khomas Environmental Education Programme (KEEP ). We are happy to announce a new KEEP sponsor: TOSCO Trust @tosconamibia is a Namibian non-profit membership organisation for all tourism companies, guides and travellers who support conservation. We are very excited that some TOSCO members have agreed to help out with transporting our kids. Transport remains one of the biggest challenges we are facing with KEEP. Maybe you can help too!? #namibia #KEEP #environmentaleducation #education #southerngiraffe #inspiringthenextgeneration #natureconservation #makingadifference #naturalworld #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffes #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #TOSCO #donatetocharity #supportconservation

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Many of you will know lots about Dr Julian Fennessy but probably not as much about GCF’s co-founder and co-director Stephanie Fennessy. Steph is GCF’s very own matriarch, a powerful force and unsung hero in giraffe conservation. We are incredibly proud of everything she has enabled GCF to achieve. Please take 30 minutes to listen to Steph talk with the Edge Conservation Podcast about how she and Julian started GCF and some of the incredible work GCF has gone on to do. Thank you Steph for everything you do for GCF and giraffe!! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/2-stephanie-fennessy/id1460468507?i=1000435681594 we'll put the link in our story for you too. #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffe #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #animalsofafrica #notonourwatch #edgeconservationpodcast #podcast #environmentalpodcast #StephanieFennessy #whereitallbegan

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Wow, What a World Giraffe Day! We have been completely overwhelmed by the incredible support you have all shown for giraffe and GCF. Thank you!! There is still time to make a donation to help us smash our $1million target - all June donations will count towards our goal. www.giraffeconservation.org/donate Remember that donations of US$2,500 and above will give you access to follow the movement of 4 giraffe in Africa online. So don't forget to email us your donation receipt. #thankyou #savegiraffe #makingadifference #sundayshoutout #supportingcharity #natureconservation #worldgiraffeday #twigatracker #giraffeconservationfoundation #gcf #giraffe #giraffes #endangeredspecies #africanwildlife #sundowners #africansunset #namibia #southerngiraffe #wildlifephotography #welovegiraffes #naturephotography #wildlifeconservation

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In all the excitement surrounding WGD2019 we at GCF were extremely honoured that @cincinnatizoo have named their newest giraffe calf "Fennessy" in recognition of the work we are doing to save giraffe in Africa. Thank you!! #agiraffenamedfennessy #suchanhonor #thankyou #worldgiraffeday #cincinnatizooandbotanicalgarden #giraffe #savegiraffes #giraffeconservationfoundation

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T.G.I.W.G.D. - Thank Giraffe It’s World Giraffe Day! Today is the most important day of the year for giraffe and the biggest fundraising event for us. For WGD 2019, we have chosen to focus on Twiga Tracker. With your help we aim to fit 250 GPS satellite units to giraffe throughout Africa. This will help us understand how and where giraffe move and inform our conservation efforts on the ground to help #savegiraffe Please help us reach our target to raise US$1,000,000. All donations make a difference - no matter how big or small. www.giraffeconservation.org/donate #worldgiraffeday #worldgiraffeday2019 #21June #twigatracker #teamgiraffe #poselikeagiraffe #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffe #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #natureconservation #raisingmoney #supportingcharity #wildlifecharity #fundraising #helpusmakeadifference #TGIF #fridayfundraising #thankgiraffeitsfriday

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Tomorrow is World Giraffe Day 2019! We want everyone around the world to join us in celebrating giraffe and raising conservation support. So we’re asking you to tell us what giraffe are called in your language in the comments below and then pop over to our website to make a donation. www.giraffeconservation.org/donate All donations are important - no matter how big or small - everything adds up up to making a difference. If you are in a position to make a larger donation, we have an exclusive offer available: if you donate US$2,500 or more, you will get online access to follow the movements of 4 giraffe in the wild in Africa after WGD 2019. Simply email as a copy of your donation receipt. Don’t forget to to send us pictures of your #poselikeagiraffe Follow our dedicated world giraffe day facebook event to keep up with everything that is happening! #worldgiraffeday #worldgiraffeday2019 #21June #twigatracker #poselikeagiraffe #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffe #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifeconservation #yogaday #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #natureconservation #raisingmoney #supportingcharity #wildlifecharity #fundraising #togetherwecanmakeadifference #$1million #getinvolved

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Join us in changing your profile picture for a few days to show your support - let's make Instagram go Giraffe! #wgd #worldgiraffeday #worldgiraffeday2019 #savegiraffe #summersolstice #yogaday #longestday #shortestday #wintersolstice #standingtallforgiraffe

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Working with our partners Wildlife Works and @insidenatgeo we recently held an education day in the Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary near Tsavo West National Park in Southern Kenya. Besides conservation talks, a game drive and nature walk, the students participated hands-on in conservation research when they used the GCF-donated cameras to take ID photos of giraffe. These students were also the first to use the Nature Workbook that we developed specifically for students in Kenya based on our highly successful KEEP Workbook in Namibia. Following the success of this event we are looking forward to working with our conservation partners to expand the programme in Kenya.

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Detailed population surveys are an important aspect of our science-based conservation efforts. Accurate records of giraffe numbers and their movements are the baseline for securing a future for giraffe in the wild. Together with our partners we conduct surveys of Masai giraffe in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve and the surrounding conservancies in Kenya. These surveys provide the first-ever insights into how giraffe use their habitat in the greater Masai Mara ecosystem - moving in and out of the reserve and several conservancies. #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #sciencebasedconservation #Kenya #masaimara #lovekenya #kenyanwildlife #kenyasafari #masaigiraffe #wildlifesafari #savegiraffe #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #animalsofafrica #natureconservation #wildlifecharity #charitytuesday

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For World Giraffe Day 2019 - 21 June, we aim to raise $1,000,000 for our Twiga Tracker Programme. We are aiming to deploy at least 250 solar-powered GPS satellite tracking units on giraffe throughout Africa. Twiga Tracker will help us learn important information about giraffe movements and how they use their habitat. This example shows the movements of 11 endangered Reticulated giraffe that were tagged in Northern Kenya in 2017 together with our partner @sandiegozoo The cluster on the left shows giraffe that were tagged in Loisaba Conservancy (black boundary lines - an area of 56,000 acres ). We now know for sure that the giraffe move beyond the conservancy boundaries and use a significantly larger range. This is important information for the long-term protection of these endangered giraffe and to save them for future generations. All donations we receive in June will support Twiga Tracker. Help us smash our $1million target and donate now! www.giraffeconservation.org/donate Donors of US$2,500 or more, get exclusive access to follow 4 giraffe in Africa online. #worldgiraffeday #twigatracker #standingtallforgiraffe #reticulatedgiraffe #endangeredspecies #kenya #worldgiraffeday2019 #giraffeconservationfoundation #sandiegozooglobal #giraffeconservation #savegiraffes #endangeredspecies #fundraising #giraffe #giraffes #wildlifeconservation #africanwildlife #wildlifecharity #supportcharity #thursdaythoughts #loisabaconservancy #northernrangelandstrust #kenyawildlife

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Exciting Last minute opportunity!! What do your plans look like for 13-29 October or 10-26 November 2019? Fancy a once-in-a-lifetime giraffe conservation experience in Namibia? Two spaces have just become available to join the GCF team on a giraffe surveying trip in Northwest Namibia. Get in touch NOW (conservation @giraffeconservation org ) to find out more or to get the dates for additional trips in 2020. #getinvolvedwithconservation #namibia #natureconservation #makingadifference #naturalworld #wildlifephotography #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffe #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #animalsofafrica #environmentaleducation #inspiringthenextgeneration #education

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Partnerships are at the core of GCF’s conservation model. Our partners include a wide range of organisations, agencies and people. One of our important partners is the travel company @naturalselectiontravel The staff at their amazing Hoanib Valley Camp in northwestern Namibia are enthusiastic about giraffe. GCF continues to provide training to the guides to help us in collecting data for our long-term conservation monitoring programme, but also to raise awareness for giraffe conservation with their guests. Guests can get involved in our conservation efforts hands-on! #giraffeconservationfoundation #hoanibvalleycamp #naturalselections #namibia #southerngiraffe #angolangiraffe #namibiasafari #safarilodges #wildlifesafari #guidetraining #giraffeconservation #savegiraffe #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #animalsofafrica #citizenscience #natureconservation

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It’s getting closer!! Only 2 weeks to go until World Giraffe Day 2019 - 21 June! Alongside our $1million fundraising target for Twiga Tracker, World Giraffe Day is also about raising awareness about the challenges giraffe face. We need your help and want you all to have some fun with us! Get your friends, co-workers and family involved to help us raise awareness and money to save giraffe. So here’s your challenge: We want you all to #PoseLikeAGiraffe We thought we’d leave this open to interpretation to see what amazing ideas you come up with. If you’re feeling flexible you can honour #yogaday too by posing like a giraffe drinking! Tag your friends, take pictures to share with us using the #poselikeagiraffe #worldgiraffeday2019 & make a donation to GCF! https://giraffeconservation.org/donate/ We’ll re-post the best efforts from you guys & the GCF team! So who is going to be first to share your pics and get involved!? #worldgiraffeday #worldgiraffeday2019 #21June #twigatracker #poselikeagiraffe #yogaday #internationalyogaday #teamgiraffe #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffe #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #animalsofafrica #raisingmoney #supportingcharity #wildlifecharity #fundraising

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Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay There is increasing awareness of the devastating impacts of modern civilisation on the environment. While our focus is giraffe, they are just one element in sustaining a healthy ecosystem. Saving giraffe makes us an active player in habitat protection too - giraffe need space to live. Giraffe play an important role as pollinators & seed dispersers, there is also evidence that their browsing stimulates tree growth in some regions. Ultimately saving giraffe will offer protection to a whole host of other wildlife in their natural habitat, everything in nature is connected and giraffe cannot be saved in isolation. We implement and support several environmental education programmes in Africa. Conservation action and environmental education are key to making a difference and engaging the next generation. We need to foster environmental leaders with a strong passion for nature and their environment. Let’s be the change we want to see! So this World Environment Day let’s all join together to Stand Tall today and every day to make this world a better place! #bethechange #standtallforgiraffes #worldenvironmentday #protectingtheenvironment #giraffeconservationfoundation #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #environmentaleducation #natureeducation #nature #makingadifference #makingtheworldabetterplace

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We have great news to share from our most recent giraffe census in Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda. Together with the Uganda Wildlife Authority and other partners we have monitored this critically endangered Nubian giraffe population for a few years now. The population had dropped to just 3 individuals. Last August, thanks to your amazing fundraising efforts on World Giraffe Day 2018, we supplemented the small population with an additional 14 giraffe from Murchison Falls National Park in #OperationTwigaIII What a wonderful surprise when the 2019 census counted a total of 61 giraffe in the park, including 12 new baby giraffe! An amazing giraffe conservation success story! #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffes #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifenews #sciencesunday #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #nubiangiraffe #northerngiraffe #natureconservation #supportconservation #ugandanwildlifeauthority #uganda #kidepovalleynationalpark #sciencebasedconservation #worldgiraffeday #animalsofafrica #giraffelove

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Only 3 weeks to go until World Giraffe Day 2019 - 21 June!! With your support we aim to raise US$1,000,000 for our Twiga Tracker Programme. Reaching this goal would enable us to deploy GPS satellite units on a minimum of 250 giraffe across Africa. There is still so much to learn about giraffe and how they use their habitats. Check out this animated example of how 4 of our tagged giraffe move in Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda. This information helps us to shape effective long term conservation solutions to save these critically endangered Nubian giraffe in the wild. #worldgiraffeday2019 #worldgiraffeday #twigatracker #fundraising #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffe #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #animalsofafrica #ugandanwildlifeauthority #nubiangiraffe #endangeredspecies #uganda #northerngiraffe

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May marked a big milestone for GCF. Thanks to the incredible generosity of one of our amazing donors, we now have a beautiful solar-powered office space in Windhoek, Namibia. This means that GCF finally has a proper home! We’re very excited to have this new base from which to coordinate all our work to save giraffe throughout Africa. If you pass through Windhoek, make sure to pop in and say “Hi!”. #newhome #charitytuesday #makingadifference #giraffe #giraffes #standingtallforgiraffe #windhoek #namibia #giraffeconservationfoundation #savethegiraffes #interiordesign #feelingthankful #welovegiraffes

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May 2019

Watch Now: Our team in Niger has sent a quick update from the Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve. Watch the 8 recently translocated West African giraffe in their new home and find out how they are settling in. If you haven’t heard of Operation Sahel Giraffe before, you can read all about it on our website https://giraffeconservation.org/programmes/niger/ #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffe #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #animalsofafrica #westafricangiraffe #niger #gadabedji #goodnews #operationsahelgiraffe #wildlifewednesday

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May 2019

Only 1 month to go till World Giraffe Day 2019 - 21 June. This is the most important day for giraffe and we are fundraising for Twiga Tracker this year. With your help we aim to fit a minimum of 250 GPS satellite units to giraffe throughout Africa. This will help us to learn more about giraffe movements and ultimately inform our conservation efforts on the ground to #savegiraffe Please help us reach our target of US$1,000,000. Share the event with your friends and let us know what you have planned for your own fundraiser. Follow our event page on Facebook where we will soon share a fun challenge to get you all involved. #worldgiraffeday #worldgiraffeday2019 #21June #twigatracker #teamgiraffe #giraffeconservationfoundation #giraffeconservation #savegiraffe #giraffe #giraffes #gcf #welovegiraffe #africanwildlife #wildlifefacts #wildlifeconservation #wildlife #endangeredspecies #africananimals #giraffelove #giraffeobsessed #animalsofafrica #natureconservation #raisingmoney #supportingcharity #wildlifecharity #fundraising #charitytuesday

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