News and Updates

Ruko Update – A New Beginning

Photo Credit: Kieran Avery Earlier this week our partners the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) and the Ruko Community Rangers moved all of the smaller animals off Longicharo Island. Due to the rising water, the smaller animals on the island had begun to starve as their dry...

In the Press: Noted conservationist David O’Connor named president of Save Giraffes Now

Photo Credit: Ian Lemaiyan New nonprofit focuses on immediate, in-the-field action to save dwindling African speciesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Bridget Randazzo - [email protected] (Sept. 21) – Experienced wildlife conservationist David O’Connor has been named president of Save Giraffes Now, a new U.S.-based nonprofit committed to preventing the “silent extinction” of this...

President David O’Connor’s Alumni Feature – Guarding the Giraffe

As this month's Alumni Association of the University of Michigan alumni profile reads, "Even David O’Connor, MS’13, chuckles at the unlikely reality of his life. An Irish national. In Kenya. Working to safeguard giraffes.""Yet that has been O’Connor’s prevailing existence throughout the last decade, a globetrotting life ignited by a...

On The Move Again…

Have you ever seen a floating giraffe? You must be mad... or are you?! ;)Nearly a decade ago, Longicharo Peninsular in Lake Baringo became home to 8 Rothschild's giraffe (also known as Nubian giraffe) – it was the first time in 70 years that Rothschild's giraffe were seen in the...