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

Five environmental groups point to 'trophy' hunting – largely by Americans who travel to Africa – among key threats to animals. Oliver Milman · @olliemilman. Wed 19 Apr 2017 00.01 EDT Last modified on Wed 14 Feb 2018 12.13 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

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

There are more than 200 designated natural World Heritage sites across the globe, from the Galapagos Islands, to Serengeti National Park, to the Great Barrier Reef. These beautiful and diverse places, which are home to some of the world's rarest ...and more »

Five Wildlife Protection Groups Petitioned the US Fish and Wildlife Service to Protect Giraffes under the US ... - ScienceBlog.com (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 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 »

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 »

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 »

US Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Giraffes - PR Newswire (press release)

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 ...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 »

Wildlife groups petition to add giraffes to endangered species list - USA TODAY

April the giraffe's wild cousins could get some extra protection if a league of wildlife groups has their say. Five major wildlife protection groups on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Earth's tallest land animal under ...and more »

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

Last spring, well before a deluge of winter rain in California, then presidential candidate Donald Trump famously declared to an audience of Central Valley farmers that the state hadn't really suffered from years of drought. Is there a drought? No, we ...and more »