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!
In the run up to his key note at the 2013 Zoos and Aquariums: Committing to Conservation (ZACC) conference that will be hosted by GCF’s conservation partner Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa, GCF’s Conservation Scientist Dr Julian Fennessy was interviewed by mongabay.com.