Giraffes are facing extinction, and it’s heartbreaking

The gentle giant called Betty at the Giraffe Centre, Nairobi. PHOTO| ANITA NKONGE

What you need to know:

  • Delegates at the convention in Geneva voted overwhelmingly to move the giraffes into the Annex II appendix.
  • The move indicates that the species needs to be tracked and regulated in order to ensure that trade in giraffe is sustainable.

Will my children ever get to see a giraffe? I mull over the question as I feed a gentle giant called Betty at the Giraffe Centre, Nairobi.

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