GCF has always considered zoos important partners in helping to get our conservation message out there to the people. While we know that we are doing great work in giraffe conservation across all of Africa, we also realise that most people have no idea about the plight of giraffe – numbers are dropping across the continent and few are taking notice.
It seems a no-brainer that a company with a name such as Giraffe Social Media should support giraffe conservation – so when we read what they wrote we just got in touch et viola: GCF has a brand new supporter who can help in areas that we certainly lack expertise.
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!