Reintroduction of the West African Giraffe

Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve, Niger

West African giraffe are a unique type of giraffe, currently found only in Niger, nowhere else. They are also the most endangered of all the giraffe. Twenty-five years ago there were only 49 of these giraffe left, but thanks to the incredible efforts of the Niger government and people, today there are 600! But that is still too few, and they are all in one population in the Koure region, where they are increasingly losing habitat and facing conflict. Giving hope to these giraffe in 2018, West African giraffe were reintroduced to Gadabedji Reserve, 500 miles from Koure. This successfully created a second population of these beautiful giraffe, helping ensure that this type of giraffe will not be lost to the world forever.

What first drew us to this project is the fact that Niger is one of the five poorest countries in the world, and their Government and people are sharing their extremely limited resources to help preserve these giraffe for posterity.

We hope you’ll join us and help support the continued return of giraffe to Gadabedji with future giraffe reintroductions to create a larger, sustainable population, and to help us support the local teams and people who protect these giraffe everyday! Help the giraffe and the people living alongside these incredible, gentle survivors, and ensure their survival in Niger.

Your donation will help reintroduce more giraffe here and monitor their safety. 100% of your donation goes to on-the-ground conservation work in Africa.

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Your donation will help relocate more giraffe here and monitor their safety. 100% of your donation goes to on-the-ground conservation work in Africa.