Giraffes, the world's tallest land mammals, are experiencing a devastating population decline. Over the past 30 years, their numbers have dropped by 40%. These tall, yellow speckled creatures are currently listed as vulnerable, but many groups are working to increase this listing to endangered, which would provide them with the additional protection they desperately need. Giraffe habitat across southern and eastern Africa is shrinking rapidly through deforestation, agriculture, and human population growth. Many of the places where giraffes once roamed free are at the center of violence and civil unrest, making these lanky animals unintended targets of war. Additionally, there has been a steady rise in poaching over the past decade, the U.S. imported over 39,000 giraffe parts, the equivalent of over 3,700 giraffes.
Giraffes cannot defend themselves against human expansion and violence, in fact, their form of combat is "necking" (fighting other giraffes with their necks). We must do what we can to save these gentle creatures. Project Peril is committed to working with the best non-profits to secure viable habitat for giraffes, support research, and undertake conservation initiatives at the local and international level.
Your help is needed URGENTLY! Your donation will go to Project Peril, a program of GreaterGood.org to help save the Giraffe.
About Project Peril:
Project Peril, a program of GreaterGood.org, is dedicated to the conservation of species identified as in peril, threatened, endangered or close to extinction throughout the world.
Greater Good Charities has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of Greater Good Charities.