The Reticulated Giraffe Project is based in Samburu National Reserve, where it coordinates contributions from a large and growing network of volunteers across north-eastern Kenya, southern Ethiopia and south-western Somalia. The project works with the government of Kenya, a wide variety of partner organizations, and, especially, with local people to address the rapid decline in reticulated giraffe numbers that has occurred over the past 30 years. Since automatic weapons from regional conflicts began to blight the area in the early 1990s, a huge proportion of the total population of reticulated giraffes has been lost to poaching for meat and for hides. The challenges posed by climate change, poverty, growing human populations and accelerating development are huge, but project leaders remain optimistic that reticulated giraffes have a future in the wild. For further details and contact information, please visit: www.reticulatedgiraffeproject.net.
The Rothschild’s Giraffe Project is the first-ever program dedicated to research and education on this endangered subspecies. Based near Nakuru, Kenya, the Rothschild’s Giraffe project works closely with Kenya Wildlife Service to conserve the remaining 670 Rothschild’s giraffes, protect fragile African ecosystems, and aid the Kenyan economy by preserving eco-tourism throughout the region. The project routinely collects and publishes information on Rothschild's giraffe population size, distribution, behaviour and ecology. To find out more about the Rothschild’s Giraffe Project, please visit www.girafferesearch.com