The African Wildlife Foundation

By Olivia Krueger

Our Mission Statement

The African Wildlife Foundation, together with the people of Africa, works to ensure the wildlife and environments of Africa will endure forever.

Save the West African Giraffe!

These giraffes are on the brink of extinction. There are less than 200 individual giraffes left in the wild. It makes me sad to say this but as the number of humans rises, the number of giraffes goes down because there are so many poachers out there who poach this kind of giraffes for their unique beauty. In 1996, the West African Giraffe almost went extinct but staged a promising rebound. With your donations, these giraffes can survive through these terrible times and stage another rebound from extinction.

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Long-term effects if they go extinct

One very effective long-term effect is communities that surround the West African Giraffes' habitat, rely on its wildlife to bring in or attract tourists for money. Some other effects are the giraffes' food sources, plants and trees, might overgrow and take over the land without the West African Giraffes there to eat them and contain their growth. Another one is without the West African Giraffes, the African wildlife food chain will be all screwed up.

Where AWF is located

African Wildlife Foundation is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with international offices in Washington, D.C.; Livingstone, Zambia; Arusha, Tanzania; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Torit, South Sudan.

How AWF is trying to solve this problem

AWF is putting safeguards along with sniffer dogs in place, to prevent poaching. They are also creating community conservancies. And lastly, they are implementing community projects that benefit both the people and wildlife of Africa.

How you can donate

This foundation only takes money donations. Your donation will go directly to helping them protect some of Africa's rarest species. Plus, you will support their efforts to empower the people of Africa with the tools to lead in conserving their natural heritage.

You may also donate your time by becoming a volunteer.