Previous population estimates
(Note: Muller et al. 2018 recognize one giraffe species and 9 subspecies; subject to revision after consideration of genetic data)
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Management priorities (following The Giraffe Conservation Foundation 2013)
Factors to consider (Bercovitch and Deacon 2015)
Note: The status and health of giraffe populations varies, depending on the local situation. Management plans should be tailored to the needs of local and regional populations (Berchovitch and Deacon 2015).
Many giraffe populations have not been well studied until recently. Wildlife conservationists call the drastic declines in giraffe numbers "a silent extinction."
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Giraffe herd at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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Bercovitch and Deacon (2015)
Fennessy & Brown (IUCN) 2010
IUCN SSC GOSG (2016)
Giraffe Conservation Foundation (2013)
Hassanin et al. (2007)
Lacky and LaRue (1997)
Leroy et al. (2009)
Parker and Bernard (2005)
Saraud et al. (2012)