Nyerere and Ruaha National Parks, Tanzania
The Masai giraffe population has declined by over 50% in the last 30 years, and in 2019 they were officially listed as Endangered. Most Masai giraffe live in Tanzania, but the scientific community knows very little about them. SGN is supporting innovative conservation research, that is collecting vital information on the giraffe including how many there are, where they live, their seasonal and other movements across their range, and the effects of a potentially harmful disease — Giraffe Skin Disease — that is becoming more prominent in Masai giraffe in Tanzania. This research will actively inform conservation decision-making in trying to help these endangered giraffe.