GCF has a new and exciting Conservation Research Volunteer opportunity coming up in our Rothschild's giraffe project in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Ideally, we are looking for an experienced field researcher who will be available for a 6-months period starting in March 2014.
Giraffid is the newsletter of the IUCN SSC Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG) and will replace the popular Giraffa newsletter. The very first issue of this newsletter can be downloaded now. Very few changes, but heaps of information on giraffe and okapi - so make sure to download Giraffid Volume 7, Issue 2 2013 from the GCF website.
Have you always wanted to do research in Africa - possibly on giraffe? This might be your opportunity to do just that - GCF is very excited to advertise this fantastic PhD fellowship opportunity for an independent and self-motivated student to conduct research on the population and conservation biology of Rothschild’s giraffe in Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda as a member of the Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Dartmouth College.
The first ever World Giraffe Day will be celebrated around the world on 21 June 2014 - the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere seemed the most appropriate day to celebrate the tallest animal!
GCF would like to say a big thank you to our conservation partner Blank Park Zoo. For the third year now, GCF has been one of the three lucky recipients of the zoo’s fantastic conservation programme Coins for Conservation. Coins for Conservation is an exciting initiative that is greatly enhancing Blank Park Zoo’s conservation work, while educating visitors, providing interactive experiences and provoking visitors to take action to protect our world.
Dr Julian Fennessy represented GCF and gave a keynote presentation at the Zoo & Aquariums Committing to Conservation (ZACC) 2013 conference in Des Moines, Iowa. The conference was hosted by the Blank Park Zoo, a great supporter of giraffe conservation and GCF!