Julian Fennessy: Saving Africa’s Giraffe – A Tall Story!

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Saving Africa’s Giraffe – A Tall Story!

Giraffe are everywhere, agree?

As the tallest and one of the most loved animals in the world, the story of their decline is a silent one. The forgotten giant.

Extinct in at least seven African countries, giraffe numbers have declined across much of their range in the last three decades. However, all is not lost as the combined efforts of governments, NGOs, conservationists, zoos and other stakeholders are slowly being heard and actions being undertaken. The future of giraffe conservation and management is a ‘team’ effort premised on first understanding the situation, then getting the correct messages out there, followed by targeted management actions.

Come along to hear from Julian about the efforts of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), an organisation at the forefront of giraffe conservation and management across Africa. The time has never been more important to all stick our neck out to save giraffe before it is too late.

Dr Julian Fennessy:

Julian is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of GCF – an NGO based in Namibia that is the only international organisation dedicated to securing the conservation of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa.

Join Julian as he shares some of his twenty years of experience in conservation and sustainable development throughout Africa and Australia from wildlife management, environmental consulting, community conservation and land management.

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The talk begins at 6.30pm with arrival from 6pm and will take place in the Budongo Lecture Theatre at Edinburgh Zoo. Please enter the Zoo via the Members Gate at the top left of the Zoo car park.

Edinburgh Zoo Terms & Conditions apply.

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