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Endangered Species Act Could Prevent Giraffe's Extinction - Natural Resources Defense Council

It would be hard to picture an African landscape without giraffes. But sadly, that future may be a reality: The tallest land mammals in the world are headed toward extinction. Giraffe populations have declined almost 40% over the last 30 years, mostly ...and more »

Five Wildlife Protection Groups Petitioned the US Fish and Wildlife Service to Protect Giraffes under the US ... - (blog)

In response to recent scientific consensus on giraffes' vulnerability to extinction, five wildlife protection groups today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth's tallest land animal under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The ...and more »

Giraffes must be listed as endangered, conservationists formally tell US - The Guardian

Conservationists have lodged a formal request for the US government to list giraffes as endangered in a bid to prevent what they call the “silent extinction” of the world's tallest land animal. A legal petition filed by five environmental groups has ...and more »

Giraffes should be listed as endangered species as population drops by 40%, conservationists argue - The Independent

Giraffes should be listed as officially endangered in order to preserve their dwindling numbers, conservationists have said, following a warning the animals are facing a "silent extinction". The number of giraffes in sub-Saharan Africa has dropped by ...and more »

Almost Half of Natural World Heritage Sites Are Threatened by Criminal Activity - Smithsonian

ECY88R.jpg. “ECY88R.jpg”. An African elephant bull in a freshwater marsh in Botswana's Okavango Delta. (imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo). By Brigit Katz. April 20, 2017. There are more than 200 designated natural World Heritage sites ...and more »

Wildlife Groups Want Giraffes Added To Endangered Species List - NPR

With its spindly legs, distinctive patterning, and absurdly long neck, the giraffe makes a compelling figure on the savanna. But the population of the world's tallest mammal has dropped sharply in recent decades – from about 150,000 in 1985, to fewer ...and more »

The HSUS calls on the United States to stand tall and provide enhanced protections for giraffes - HSUS News (blog)

What kind of person shoots a giraffe to obtain a trophy? How difficult is it to shoot the tallest animal in the world? Imagine seeing a creature this size crumple to the ground after a trophy hunter's bullets tear through the beautiful, patterned fur ...and more »

California Democrats prepare to battle GOP over Endangered Species Act - The Mercury News

The coastal California gnatcatcher is a small blue-gray songbird that was listed as threatened with extinction in 1993. It once thrived in Southern California's coastal sage scrub habitat between San Barbara and the Mexico boarder. (U.S. Fish and ...and more »

Giraffes could soon be an endangered species - Metro

Giraffes could soon be listed as endangered, with conservationists fearing the 'silent extinction' of the world's tallest land animal. Five environmental groups have lodged a legal petition for the US government to list the species as endangered ...and more »

Trophy Hunting Pushes Giraffes Towards Extinction, Say Conservationists - Sputnik International

The majestic giraffes of Africa are in trouble, and environmental groups have lodged a formal request with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify the animals as an endangered species before the iconic long-necks undergo a “silent extinction ...and more »