Huge Decline in Giraffe population in last 15 years

December 4, 2014 11:34 AM

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Huge Decline in Giraffe population in last 15 years

As per experts, giraffe population has declined considerably due to expanding human populations. As per Dr. Julian Fennessy, Executive Director of the Namibia-based Giraffe Conservation Research, much of the population decline of the animal went unobserved. He called it a silent extinction.

A comprehensive assessment of the animal showed that the population has declined by more than 40% in last 15 years.

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