TOWERING BEAUTIES

In the 1980s, the total number of giraffes in all of Africa was estimated at greater than 155,000. Today, the estimates are at less than 100,000, representing a drop of almost 40%. In some areas traditionally regarded as prime giraffe habitat, numbers have dropped by more than 95%.

This film explores the steps being taken by individuals and organizations to preserve and protect this great animal that roams the African landscape. After the ban on elephant trophies, 40,000 giraffe parts have been imported to the United States to make luxury pillows and cowboy boots.

Photo Credits: Giving Nature a Voice