Save The Giraffes is a 501(c)(3) organization, chartered in May 2017. The IUCN Red List categorizes giraffes as “Vulnerable” to extinction. Save the Giraffes’ mission is: “To guarantee that giraffes are protected and preserved in their natural habitat”. Using an ecosystems approach, we support conservation science and education programs that recognize giraffes as one component of the “economy of nature.”
We focus on a three-pronged strategy: support naturalistic studies of giraffe ecology and behavior among the subspecies threatened with extinction; support detailed studies of giraffe biology, physiology, genetics, and behavioral ecology of non-endangered subspecies to collect information that assists in saving threatened subspecies; and promote conservation education programs – especially among school children in host countries – that will train the children of today to become the conservation leaders and advocates of tomorrow.