What We're Doing
In partnership with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), we are working to secure a future for giraffe by supporting giraffe population studies, protection and education efforts, and innovative research to better understand giraffe ecology, genetics, conservation and management.
GCF East African Giraffe Coordinator
Protecting Threatened Nubian Giraffe in Uganda
- The GCF East African Giraffe Coordinator works cooperatively with regional partners to provide the first-ever focal point for giraffe research and conservation across the region. In just a few years, this has facilitated the development of the first-ever National Giraffe Conservation Strategy and Action Plan in Uganda, the establishment of dedicated giraffe Working Groups in Kenya and draft of the first-ever National Country Profile of giraffe in Tanzania.
Investigating an Emerging Giraffe Skin Disease
- In the past three years 17 giraffe were moved from an area threatened by oil drilling, to a more secure location in the south end of Murchison Falls National Park, and 15 were translocated to create a second sub-population in Lake Mburo National Park in south western Uganda.
- The Zoo is collaborating with GCF, Michigan State University, and other partners to investigate an emerging giraffe skin disease and the potential threats it may present to giraffe populations. This work is the first collaborative and large scale investigation into this disease and its potential impacts.
Make a Difference
- You can make a difference for giraffe by purchasing Snares to Wares items at the Zoo Conservation Shop. This art initiative recovers wire snares set to catch wildlife and turns the wire into beautiful sculptures that are sold to help protect wildlife.
- Learn more about how you can take action and make a difference for giraffe and other wildlife.