Since 2018, we’ve contributed $840 towards the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. The Giraffe Conservation Foundation, as its name suggests, advocates on behalf of these long-legged creatures to ensure they can thrive in their natural habitats. Giraffes are critically endangered animals. They’re so rare that it’s easier to spot an elephant in the wild. Just in the last few decades, the giraffe population in sub-Saharan Africa have dwindled. There are less than 97,000 giraffes in the wild now.
The extinction of these creatures is “silent”, because we normally don’t think about giraffes. We think about tigers, lions, and cheetahs, and the struggles they face surviving in the 21st century. However, not much thought have been given to giraffes. That doesn’t stop the Giraffe Conservation Foundation however, from fighting to keep these animals from extinction.
Through their on-the-ground advocacy, GCF has worked with communities in Uganda to relocate giraffes into one of three national parks. There, these creatures will be protected from poachers. They are also able to receive medical treatment if needed, once there. This is just one of their projects – be sure to visit their website to learn more about their conservation efforts.
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At Canadian Mattress Recycling, we’re delighted to support conservation programs such as the Giraffe Conservation Foundation. In 2018, we fundraised $840, all of which will go to the GCF to protect these fragile creatures.