There are roughly 95,000 giraffes left in the world and 450,000 elephants
Giraffe have disappeared from 27 of the 47 counties in Kenya alone
Giraffe populations have dropped by 40% over the last 30 years
THE AFRICAN FUND FOR ENDANGERED WILDLIFE
The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) was set up in 1979 to protect the last remaining Rothschild’s giraffes in Kenya. At the time there were only 80 surviving individuals in the country. Thanks to their tireless hard work this number has now risen to over 600. One of the centre’s main missions today is to educate Kenyan school children about their country’s incredible wildlife and environment.
The AFEW Giraffe Centre is located next to Giraffe Manor and runs the breeding programme of the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe that we are privileged to be a part of. Since AFEW was founded, wild Rothschild’s giraffe numbers have risen from 100 to around 1,800. and over 50 giraffes have been returned to the wild including Margaret, Jock and Waridi who went to Mwea National Reserve in 2018. Guests of Giraffe Manor can stroll across the front lawn of the house to visit the AFEW centre, which allows visitors to feed the giraffe from a specially built platform. There is information on display about giraffe conservation in Kenya, as well as a short nature walk and gift shop, proceeds of which go towards giraffe conservation in Kenya.
HOW CAN I HELP STAND TALL FOR GIRAFFES ?
To help fight this silent extinction, you can join our Giraffe Manor Sponsorship Programme. By choosing to foster one of our inquisitive Rothschild’s giraffes that roam Giraffe Manor’s grounds, 50% of your fee goes directly to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to help giraffe conservation efforts all over Africa. The remaining 50% is donated to our carefully chosen conservation and community programmes.
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