Giraffe House Appeal
Giraffe are in very serious trouble in the wild. These iconic animals are disappearing quietly and quickly towards extinction.
Giraffe number have fallen from 140,000 to less than 80,000 in just 15 years. There are now fewer giraffe left in the wild than African elephants.
If nothing is done to protect giraffe from poaching, bushmeat trade and habitat loss then there is real chance they will become extinct.
Our aim at Wild Place Project is to protect giraffe, safeguarding a population in human care alongside a sustainable population in the wild.
We are very pleased to have received enormous support for The Giraffe House Appeal. We couldn't have done it without you!
Your donations and support have enabled us to begin building our new giraffe house and in 2017 we will be introducing giraffe to Wild Place Project.
In August, we sent our conservation expert Osiris Doumbe to Benoue National Park in Cameroon to search for a sustainable population of giraffe. He took with him our brand new drone, kindly gifted to us by Maplin.
Drone technology has allowed the eco-guards at the park to search larger areas in order to establish giraffe population numbers and locations.
This is vital work to support giraffe and in turn provide long term protection for giraffe in the wild.
*Artists impression of the giraffe house.
Thank you to our project partners for their ongoing support.