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These newsletters are intended to provide a forum and outlet for a more coordinated and targeted integration of knowledge on giraffe and okapi, both in- and ex-situ, with the intention of informing interested parties and decision makers around the world.

The newsletter was initially established as a publication of the IUCN SSC ASG International Giraffe Working Group (IGWG) in 2006 under the name Giraffa. With publication of Volume 7, Issue 2 2013, the name of the newsletter has changed to Giraffid, the official newsletter of the IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG), which was established in May 2013. The aims and objectives have remained the same, as has the numbering of published issues.



Giraffid - Volume 9, Issue 2 2015

  Giraffid - Volume 9, Issue 2 2015

This issue of Giraffid, the newsletter of the IUCN SSC Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG) includes the following stories:

  • Giraffe Indaba III – Sticking our necks out for giraffe conservation in Africa
  • World Giraffe Day – 21 June 2015
  • World Giraffe Day – A different perspective
  • Giraffe taxonomy: where are we now?
  • Disappearing giraffe
  • Status of giraffe in Ethiopia – the case of Gambella National Park
  • Kidepo Valley National Park giraffe conservation survey report
  • Identification individuelle des girafes du Parc National de la Garamba
  • Country Profile: Republic of Zambia
  • Training zoo giraffe for hoof care
  • What does a giraffe sound like?
  • Heat detection by infrared thermal imaging
  • Sticking our necks out for giraffe in Germany
  • Tall Tales
  • Recently published research
  • Giraffe Indaba III: Presentation Abstracts
  • Giraffe Indaba III: Poster Abstracts

 
Giraffid - Volume 9, Issue 1 2015

  Giraffid - Volume 9, Issue 1 2015

This issue of Giraffid, the newsletter of the IUCN SSC Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG) includes the following stories:

  • True giraffe conservation work: a recce to Garamba NP in DRC
  • Giraffe and okapi: new insights
  • Field report: Murchison Falls NP
  • Spot the difference – Namibia’s ‘new’ giraffe
  • Restoring the integrity of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve in DRC
  • Scratching at the surface of Giraffe Skin Disease
  • Preliminary study on the urine proteome of giraffes
  • Tall blondes in the limelight: giraffe documentary ready in 2015
  • Mogalakwena: Studying and researching giraffe
  • Our understanding of giraffes does not measure up
  • Country Profile: Republic of Cameroon
  • Help wanted?!? New giraffe project in Hwange NP, Zimbabwe 
  • Book Review: Giraffe. Biology, Behaviour and Conservation
  • Tall Tales
  • Recently published research
  • Announcement: Giraffe Indaba III

 
Giraffid - Volume 8, Issue 1 2014

  Giraffid - Volume 8, Issue 1 2014

This issue of Giraffid, the newsletter of the IUCN SSC Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG) includes the following stories:
 
  • The first-ever World Giraffe Day - 21 June 2014
  • GiraffeSpotter.org – A citizen science online platform for giraffe observations
  • Rothschild’s refuge
  • A historic overview of giraffe distribution in Namibia
  • Going to new length: A ‘One Plan Approach’ for giraffe
  • Enrichment methods used for Giraffa camelopardalis and Gazella dama mhorr at East Midland Zoological Society
  • Clawing their way to the top: Lion vs. giraffe!
  • New project: Giraffe within the Free State Nature Reserve
  • Giraffe Conservation Status Report – Country Profile: Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Pioneering genetic study of Congo’s elusive okapi shows ancient evolutionary origin and unexpected resilience
  • Studbook analysis on birth sex-bias, predictors for sex of the offspring and survival of 3 captive giraffe populations
  • Etat des lieux succin de girafes du Parc National de la Garamba
  • How many giraffe are there in Namibia
  • Tall Tales
  • Recently published research
  • First announcement: Giraffe Indaba III

 
Giraffid - Volume 7, Issue 2 2013

  Giraffid - Volume 7, Issue 2 2013

This first issue of Giraffid, the newsletter of the IUCN SSC Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG) includes the following stories:

  • Okapi officially classified as ‘Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List
  • Unusual sightings of wild giraffe behaviour    4
  • Standing tall for giraffe – Research and conservation of an overlooked African icon
  • Tall Tales – Giraffe evolution and ecology
  • CSI Namibia
  • Africa’s giraffe: A conservation guide
  • Giraffe back in the Fish River Canyon area
  • Rearing a giraffe in Zoo Lyon
  • Treatment of congenital bilateral severe hyperextension of the fetlock joint
  • Social networking for the long necks
  • Giraffe Conservation Status Report – Country Profile: Uganda
  • Okapi Conservation Project 2012 – Summary
  • Rothschild’s giraffe identification on Soysambu Conservancy
  • Update from Kigio Wildlife Conservancy
  • Tall Tales
  • Giraffe Indaba II: Save Our Species! – Is there a future for giraffe in Africa?
  • Giraffe Indaba II: Presentation Abstracts
  • Giraffe Indaba II: Poster Abstracts
  • Recently published research

 
Giraffa - Volume 7, Issue 1 2013

  Giraffa - Volume 7, Issue 1 2013

This issue of Giraffa, the newsletter of IGWG and GCF includes the following stories:

  • A new future: the IUCN SSC GOSG
  • Status of giraffe in Ethiopia
  • Giraffe Conservation Status Report – Country Profile: Rwanda
  • How smart are giraffes?
  • PhD summary: REM-sleep as indicator for stress in giraffe
  • Giraffe nutrition and body condition workshop at Marwell Wildlife, UK
  • Standing tall for Rothschild’s giraffe: Conservation breeding of giraffe at Woburn Safari Park
  • Happy tongues
  • Giraffe training program in Bellewaerde Park, Belgium
  • Tall Tales
  • Recently published research
  • Giraffe Indaba II announcement

 
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