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A world first for giraffe conservation in Namibia.

29 Sep 2014 | News

There is new hope for the conservation of wild giraffe following a 40% decline in the numbers of giraffe in the last fifteen years.

Dr Julian Fennessy has been appointed the world’s first full-time professional dedicated to the conservation of giraffe. From his home in Namibia, Dr Fennessy has taken up his role as the first Executive Director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. Even before his full-time appointment, the GCF has been busy launching the first ever World Giraffe Day (June 21 2014), the innovative citizen science Giraffe Spotter project and, now as Executive Director, taking the message of Africa’s endangered gentle giants to the USA.

At the Namibia Nature Foundation we wish Dr Fennessy and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation all the very best in their efforts to help preserve giraffe across Africa, and in Namibia.

You can read more about this important appointment in the attached press release from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation.