Trump Urged to Save Giraffes
Not many people realize there are fewer giraffes than elephants left in Africa. Yet these long-necked, long-lashed grazers are gravely endangered by habitat loss, civil unrest and overhunting, and an international trade in their skins, trophies, and carvings made of their bones.
So on World Giraffe Day, the Center — plus allies who petitioned with us in 2017 to protect all nine giraffe subspecies — wrote to President Donald Trump saying: Protect these beloved icons of Africa.
"While a handful of Americans want to use dead giraffes as morbid props for photo ops, most of us want these gentle giants protected as a glorious part of our planet's natural heritage," said the Center's Tanya Sanerib.
Read Tanya's op-ed in The Hill.