Registration for the second Giraffe Indaba, which will be held in Kenya in August of this year has officially opened. GCF together with the IUCN SSC IGWG has today sent out the registration information for this exciting event. Masai Lodge, adjacent to Nairobi National Park, promises to be another excellent venue after the last Indaba that was successfully held close to Etosha National Park in Namibia.
The new BBC/Discovery/David Attenborough documentary ‘Africa’ has started the New Year on a positive note for the giraffe. As the programme aired for the first time on the BBC, tweets reached a peak of 1,850 per minute during the dramatic neck-sparring sequence. Filmed by Martyn Colbeck, who is renowned for capturing spectacular wildlife sequences on film, in northwest Namibia the sequence has generated seemingly unprecedented interest and respect for one of nature’s ‘gentle giants’!
The latest issue of Giraffa, the joint newsletter of GCF and the IUCN SSC ASG International Giraffe Working Group (IGWG) can now be downloaded from the GCF website. As always it brings to you lots of interesting insights from the wild and captive giraffe world.
GCF is regularly featured in Africa Geographic (AG) and in the last few months GCF featured twice in the magazine, underlining the fact that GCF is firmly establishing itself as leader in the field of giraffe conservation and management in the wild.
GCF’s research cooperation with Elephants Without Borders and the University of New South Wales, Australia, is making further headlines. The ground-breaking conservation initiative in Botswana is featured in the latest issue of the Zambezi Traveller (Issue 10).