Cliff (HNBM070) is an adult male desert-dwelling giraffe in northwest Namibia. He is a very charismatic giraffe and is often found roaming the length of the Hoanib River and surrounding plains. Cliff has a small facial abnormality making him very recognizable - and, more handsome if we do say so ourselves. Ever since our first sighting of Cliff, he has had this special face, so he was likely born with it - perhaps something similar to a cleft palate. It does not hinder Cliff in any way we can see; he is a very healthy and robust adult male giraffe thriving in the arid regions of Namibia.
All our giraffe adoptees live wild and free in the vast expanses of northwest Namibia.
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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.