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The GCF Board of Trustees is searching for new UK-based Trustees with marketing, fundraising or legal perspectives to add to the skill set of the current Board. These voluntary positions are of strategic importance to GCF’s continued growth and development as the world's leading giraffe conservation organisation.

Leiden Conservation Foundation

With World Giraffe Day - 21 June 2014 just around the corner, one of GCF's VIP Donors - the Leiden Conservation Foundation - has decided to really stick their neck out for giraffe conservation this year.

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World Giraffe Day is a new and exciting initiative of GCF to celebrate the tallest and longest-necked animal on the longest day or night (depending on which hemisphere you live!) of the year – 21 June! Not only is it a worldwide celebration of these amazing and much loved animals, but an annual event to raise awareness and shed light on the challenges they face in the wild. By supporting World Giraffe Day you can help to support giraffe conservation efforts in the wild that will ultimately help to secure the future of this amazing creature in Africa. With only less than 80,000 giraffe remaining in the wild, the time is right to act NOW!

Etosha, Namibia (c) Ann & Steve Toon

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.

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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.

Car sticker on research vehicle (c) GCF 2013

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.