Welcome to Footprint – The Safari Collection’s charitable foundation that unites all of our community, conservation and environmental projects.
Giraffes are becoming highly endangered across much of Africa. Just by staying at Giraffe Manor you are contributing to the conservation of these gentle giants.
There’s more to Giraffe Manor than meets the eye. Just by staying with us, you make a positive impact on the conservation of wild giraffe across Africa. Many people do not realise that wild giraffe populations have declined dramatically in the last few decades, as habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict has continued to shrink their territory. When Giraffe Manor was purchased in 1974 by Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville, they began a campaign to save the highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. The legacy of their efforts lives on today, through the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), which was founded by the Leslie-Melvilles in 1979.
Conservation & Breeding
For each guest that stays at Giraffe Manor, The Safari Collection donates $10 to AFEW. These funds help the AFEW run a successful breeding programme for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. The long-legged friends who share your breakfast have provided many offspring who have gone on to live in the wild and increase the population of this species.
OUR FOOTPRINT PROJECTS AT GIRAFFE MANOR
Giraffe Manor works closely with the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) to support the conservation and breeding of endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. The success of the programme has seen wild Rothschild’s giraffes recover from the brink of extinction. We also have a close relationship with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) and support their efforts to protect wild giraffes across the whole African continent.
Wild giraffe across Africa are suffering a silent extinction. It is little known that their numbers are decreasing and they need our protection. By sponsoring one of our endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, you can help STOP this silent extinction and STAND TALL for this gentle giant.
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