Population of African giraffes down by 40% in the last 15 years, point out conservationists

December 8, 2014 3:23 AM

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The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) has voiced its concern over the dwindling population of giraffes in the recent years, and pointed out that unless immediate steps are taken to redress the issue, the animal could well be on the way to extinction. Their population has already fallen by 40% in the last 15 years, points out the GCF.

What is more worrying is the fact that the rapid rate at which their populations across Africa are dwindling has failed to get much attention from the respective governments and other protective agencies. The GCF calls the problem a potentially “silent extinction” due to a lack of public awareness, ...

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