The West African Giraffe was restricted to one area up until late 2018 when the first re-introduction occurred into Gadabedji Biospehere Reserve (see video above). This project will seek to double the number of giraffe in this newly established population. Additionally, targeted monitoring of both populations will increase significantly (>60%), combined with fitting of GPS satellite units to individual giraffe to better understand their movements and potential threats. Overall the project will result in increased conservation efforts and attention for giraffe by also increasing local, national and international awareness.
This project is implemented by Giraffe Conservation Foundation.
Disruption of water flow
Over-exploitation of natural resources & prey depletion
This project is a part of the IUCN SOS African Wildlife initiative, which is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG Devco) through its B4Life initiative.