The tallest animals are in danger. The giraffes in our planet are facing danger of being extinct.
Yes, sadly giraffes may leave us very soon. Unfortunately they are not being given same concentration as species such as the elephants and rhinos.
Did you ?
- Giraffes have already gone extinct in some countries such as Eritrea, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Malawi, Mauritania, and Senegal.
- They are nine species of giraffes:
- 5 species are declining in numbers.
- 2 species are improving in terms of their population.
- 1 species is stable.
- 1 species is already critically endangered.
- In the last 30 years, we have lost 40% of our giraffes.
What is contributing to the giraffe decline?
- Habitat fragmentation and loss. Need for space by humans has ended by encroaching land meant for wildlife such as giraffe.
- Food inadequacy. With limited land, there are very limited food source.
- Illegal hunting. Giraffes are poached for various reasons. From their hides, meat, among others.
- Climate change. It is greatly contributed by negative human activities.
- Civil unrest. Whenever there are wars as a result of political differences. Wildlife are most affected and they die in big numbers.
- Urbanisation. Developments are increasing and becoming sophisticated at a very alarming rate. And as a result, wildlife is subjected to more harm.
What can we do to save giraffes?
- Fight climate change. By accepting the fact that climate change is doing more damage than we could imagine. Its time we can together as a planet and work towards fight this monster.
- Provide customer education and awareness. To enable us to understand and appreciate our wildlife.
- Come up with tough laws against those who violate wildlife rights.
- Give back the grabbed wildlife land.
- Work towards political stability in the affected areas mostly in Africa.
- All developments to always meet the set standards that consider environment welfare.