Saving the last West African giraffes in Niger

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on BBC News – Science & Environment December 4, 2018 at 05:27PM.)

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For almost 50 years, the highly threatened West African giraffe has been absent from Niger’s Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve.

Illegal hunting, climate change and habitat loss have all contributed to the population’s decline.

An ambitious conservation initiative has now re-introduced eight giraffes into the reserve, in the first conservation effort of its kind for the West African subspecies.

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This article and images were originally posted on [BBC News – Science & Environment] December 4, 2018 at 05:27PM. Credit to the original author and BBC News – Science & Environment | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

 

 

 

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