edZOOcating: Rothschild's Giraffes Conservation Series

How wildlife biologists and conservationists are rescuing Rothschild’s giraffes from a shrinking island

So, What’s the Problem?

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) identifies four main threats to giraffe populations…

01

Habitat Loss

Human expansion is rapidly progressing throughout giraffe habitat resulting in native habitat being degraded or converted into agriculture.

02

Civil Unrest

Military operations and violence in giraffe territories have destroyed the landscape and threatened herds.

03

Poaching

Hunting for sport is still very common among giraffes. In fact, between 2006 and 2015, the US imported more than 20,000 carved giraffe bones.

04

Ecological Changes

Changes influenced by people and climate are altering giraffe habitat and degrading resources. This is what we are going to focus on today!

 

 

 

Conservation Series

Explore conservation challenges, strategies, and successes happening in ecosystems all around the world! Discover new ways conservationists are thinking outside of the box and how you and your students can make a difference.


Science Topics
Biology, Conservation & Sustainability, Zoology
Animals
Giraffe
K-6, Middle School
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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