Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 26, 2016

Giraffes Face Extinction Risk As Population Drops Dramatically

The BBC reports

A dramatic drop in giraffe populations over the past 30 years has seen the world’s tallest land mammal classified as vulnerable to extinction.
Numbers have gone from around 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015 according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The iconic animal has declined because of habitat loss, poaching and civil unrest in many parts of Africa.

Read full story  at Giraffes facing ‘silent extinction’ as population plunges – BBC News

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  2. A terrible decline.

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