Giraffe numbers are up in Niger(February 07, 2017)
There's been a lot of doom and gloom about giraffe numbers recently. But there's also been some success.
Back in the mid 1990s, there were just 49 West African giraffe remained in the whole of West Africa.
The Giraffe Conservation Fund is working closely with the Niger Government and local NGO AVEN to increase giraffe numbers. And they are delighted to report that the latest survey numbers suggest that the numbers of West African giraffe have increased to about 550! The project is supported by UK based charity Born Free.