Lawsuit Launched to Save Giraffes From Extinction
Giraffe populations have dropped nearly 40 percent in the past three decades. And the crisis is only getting more urgent.
That's why the Center for Biological Diversity and allies this week filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to respond to our 2017 petition to protect giraffes under the Endangered Species Act. Just over 97,000 of these beloved, impossibly long-necked animals remain in the wild: The species is gravely imperiled by habitat loss, civil unrest, hunting for meat and the international trade in bone carvings, skins and trophies.
"Africa now has fewer giraffes than elephants, but the Trump administration refuses to throw these imperiled creatures a lifeline. That has to change, before it's too late," said the Center's Tanya Sanerib.
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