This album contains one image of every giraffe known to exist in Uganda's Kidepo Valley National Park. Our conservation monitoring programme has discovered that there are only 37 known giraffe in an area that once held one of Uganda's largest giraffe populations. Years of civil unrest and intense poaching decimated this population to near extirpation, but thanks to the heroic conservation efforts of the Ugandan Wildlife Authority and the incredible resilience of this ecosystem, the population is starting to rebound. Remarkably, all giraffe currently in this park are descended from less than 5 individuals. The Giraffe Conservation Foundation in partnership with the Uganda Wildlife Authority is planning a conservation translocation later this year to augment this population with individuals from Murchison Falls National Park to help in returning this population to its historical levels. Funds generated from this year's #WorldGiraffeDay will be used to support this initiative.
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