What a treat to find Ninja again! We haven’t seen him since earlier in the year, and it seems he has made his way back to the Hoanib riverbed area after an expedition into the mountainous Okongwe area. Ninja was in a mixed herd with 11 other giraffe, and we suspect he may have been interested in a few of the female giraffe! One of the adult females in this herd, Deva, was actually fitted with a new GPS tracking device on her ear during this trip, so it will be very interesting to see where she moves next and how she uses the landscape. These GPS trackers all form a part of our monitoring methods for giraffe in Northwest Namibia, and the information we learn from these studies allows us to better inform conservation management strategies across Africa.
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.