Giraffes are in serious jeopardy. We must act now.
Habitat loss. The illegal wildlife trade. And now, a major drought. The list of threats to giraffes is long. That's why the list of advocates standing tall for them must be even longer.petitie tekenenpetitie tekenen
In Garissa County, home to over 4,000 giraffes, scores of wildlife were reported dead from Kenya's drought – including giraffes. The continent's overall giraffe population has dropped as much as 40% since the 1980s, but we're working hard to change that. Despite looming threats in the Tsavo-Mkomazi landscape, AWF and our partners have maintained a relatively stable giraffe population due to our proven, comprehensive approach. We can't let the current drought set us back.
There is hope – but only if we act right now. AWF and the Kenya Wildlife Service are collaborating on a major effort to save giraffes. We need 50,000 wildlife advocates to sign a pledge to raise awareness for these life-saving initiatives.
So what do you say? Ready to stick your neck out for these beloved animals? Add your name.