The giraffe is now vulnerable to extinction, according to the latest update to IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species. The update moves the giraffe from its previous designation of “least concern” to the “vulnerable” category, affirming that one of Africa’s most beloved wildlife species is being threatened by extinction. IUCN, a widely recognized authority on the status of the natural world, made the announcement during the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
In recognizing the important economic and social development transition that Africa is making, and the central role that natural resources management and conservation plays, the African Union Commission and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), have signed a memorandum of understanding.
On Wednesday, November 30, “Priceless” will be broadcast on the National Geographic Channel at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT.
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is proud to announce it has been included in CharityWatch’s list of top-rated charities.
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) commends Vietnam for destroying two tons of ivory and 70 kilograms of rhino horn on 12 November ahead of the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade on 17-18 November.