There are only 15,000 Somali reticulated giraffe individuals left in the wild. The reticulated giraffe in particular has experience a 56% decline in population over the last three decades due to habitat loss, poaching for the bushmeat trade and civil conflicts.
The Somali Giraffe Project works to conserve reticulated giraffes in Eastern Kenya through a scientific research and community-based initiatives. The project operates within the counties in Eastern Kenya and some part of southwest Somalia. Dr. Abdullahi Ali and his dedicated team are leading the way for the conservation of these critical, yet isolated populations of giraffe by addressing the major threats through scientific research, education and partnering with indigenous communities. Some of their main focuses include anti-poaching patrols, de-snaring, disease surveillance and mitigating human-giraffe conflicts.
You can help us make a difference for giraffes in the wild. By making a tax-deductible donation, you will directly support the Somali Giraffe Project and our other conservation partners that are making a significant difference for endangered wildlife.
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