Are you looking for an easy yet valuable way to support giraffe conservation in Africa? Or maybe you are looking for a unique present for a special person?

From only US$10 per month or US$50 per year, you can Adopt-a-Giraffe and support giraffe conservation in Africa!

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Have a look at our symbolic Adopt-a-Giraffe programme!

All Adoption Packs give you online access the following digital information:

  • Link to create your own personalised Adopt-a-Giraffe Certificate;
  • Photos of all our adopted giraffe;
  • Updates from the field recapping the adventures of our wild giraffe adoptees;
  • Groups and forums featuring photos, contests, discussions, and the opportunity to interact with fellow giraffe enthusiasts;
  • Access to personalised t-shirts and hoodies exclusive to our adopters.

You have a choice between one-time annual, monthly and annual recurring adoptions.

Starting from only US$10 per month or US$50 per year.

Namibia’s desert-dwelling giraffe naturally live in one of the harshest environments you can possibly imagine.

It is almost inconceivable that these gentle giants can survive in their desert home. Northwestern Namibia is one of the most isolated and scenically spectacular places on the planet. With an average annual rainfall of <100mm, the Namib Desert is considered one of the oldest deserts in the world. However, despite the harshness of the environment (or maybe because of it) there is great diversity in both plant and animal species. Elephant, black rhino, lion, leopard, hyena and numerous antelope and smaller mammals inhabit the area, fighting a daily battle against thirst, heat and predation. Amongst these animals one mammal stands tall, the desert-dwelling giraffe.

Giraffe are well-adapted to life in the desert. Their long legs allow them to easily cross the vast plains while their height gives them exclusive access to the highest branches of the towering Ana trees in the dry riverbeds.

However, giraffe are in trouble. The population of wild giraffe in Africa is now estimated at approximately 117,000, a drop of approximately 30% in the last three decades. These alarming numbers serve as a reminder that we need to protect giraffe now before it is too late.

By adopting a giraffe you can help us save giraffe in Africa.

GCF is conducting a long-term giraffe conservation programme in north-western Namibia. We have been studying this giraffe population of approx. 430 individuals on-and-off for almost two decades now. However, there is still so much to learn, and it is only through better understanding that we can develop targeted conservation strategies with the local communities to secure the long-term future of giraffe in Africa. By adopting a giraffe you can directly support this research and join in the fight to help all giraffe populations in Africa remain wild and free!

Important info for all adopters:

To make our Adopt-a-Giraffe programme possible, all information is only provided in digital form online. You will be able to print your adoption certificate yourself or view information online, however, we do not send out any physical items as this would take money away from the valuable support you are providing for giraffe.

Please remember that your adoption is symbolic and that the giraffe you are ‘adopting’ are living wild and free. We are working hard to keep it that way; as such we cannot guarantee when or where we will next see our adoptees including ‘your’ giraffe. Of course, when we do see one of our adoptees, we will share photos and tell you more about our encounter. We also keep you informed about all our conservation research activities and other adventures in northwestern Namibia.

Every adoption supports our work with local and international partners, affecting over 42 million acres of giraffe habitat.

Your adoption includes access to the GCF Adoption Portal, which contains:
  • Photo gallery and updates about our adopted giraffe;
  • Groups and forums featuring photos, contests, discussions, and the ability to interact with fellow giraffe enthusiasts;
  • Semi-annual updates from the field recapping the adventures of our wild adoptee giraffe over the past 6 months;
  • Access to personalised t-shirts and hoodies exclusive to our adopters.
Our Adopt-a-Giraffe Programme allows you to follow the lives of a few selected desert-dwelling giraffe in northwestern Namibia. Are you interested in adopting a specific giraffe? You will be able to choose a giraffe to follow more closely at your first login to the Adoption Portal.