Great news! If you haven’t heard already, KHBF035 has been officially named “Asha” through an exciting naming competition on social media. During our recent survey trip, we were fortunate to catch a glimpse of Asha, although she was quite far away in the vastness of Skeleton Coast National Park. Unfortunately, due to off-road restrictions, we had to settle for blurry, long-distance shots. Asha was among a magnificent herd of seven giraffes, accompanied by her dear friends Diana Rossicones, Dorothy, Sunburst, and her growing daughter Fria. Rest assured, we’re determined to capture clearer and closer shots of Asha during our next encounter to share with all of you!
About Giraffe Conservation Foundation
Every donation supports our work with local and international partners, affecting over 100 million acres of giraffe habitat.
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is the only NGO in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa. We are dedicated to securing a future for all giraffe populations in the wild.
Our conservation story started in Namibia, where we have studied several giraffe populations for over two decades now. Our findings have directly impacted the global understanding of giraffe and how best to save them. It was the GCF team that first realized that there are four different species of giraffe (and not only one as previously thought). Our pioneering work in Africa also led to global recognition of giraffe’s silent extinction on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
However, our work is not done—there is still so much to learn. It is only through better understanding that we can develop targeted, sustainable conservation strategies with the local people who share their space with wildlife to secure the long-term future of giraffe in Africa.
We envision a world where all giraffe can live wild and free within their historical ranges or habitats throughout Africa and are protected by the people around them.
Join us on our journey and help save giraffe today, before it’s too late tomorrow.