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Save the Giraffe

The giraffe population has declined by 40 percent over the past three decades and now stands at about 97,600, according to the findings by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which designates endangered species.

Poaching and the loss of habitat are “equally dangerous threats that vary in degree from place to place,” said Dr. Lee, who is a founder of the Wild Nature Institute. While governments and organisations could take stronger actions against poaching by enforcing laws and animal protection rules, habitat loss can be harder to stop because it involves kerbing economic activity, such as land development, mining and scavenging.

Read the full story in the New York Times

Comments by Mary Sue Rogers

Posted On : 11-12-16

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