Are there any subspecies of giraffe that are critically endangered?

Are there any subspecies of giraffe that are critically endangered?

GIRAFFE SUBSPECIES LISTED AS CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Two giraffe subspecies have been listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species for the first time.

How many subspecies of giraffe are there in the world?

In 2018, seven of the nine currently recognised subspecies were assessed and are now listed on the IUCN Red List. Two subspecies (Kordofan and Nubian giraffe), are now listed as Critically Endangered, Reticulated giraffe as Endangered, Thornicroft’s giraffe as Vulnerable, while Angolan giraffe are listed as Least Concern.

Is there a silent extinction of the giraffe?

“It’s a silent extinction,” Dr. Julian Fennessy, Executive Director of the Namibian-based Giraffe Conservation Research group and a leading wildlife scientist with 16 years of experience, told ABC News.

Why are giraffes in Kenya in danger of extinction?

The falling number of giraffes became high priority, and the government was the first to apply conservation measures. Kenya is also due to pass a draft proposal of measures after experiencing the largest losses from 30,000 mammals in the 1990s to 6,500 today.

Why are giraffes going endangered?

Other reasons for certain species of giraffes becoming endangered include loss of habitat, slow rate of breeding, and increasing change in climate. Drought and flooding are two examples among these changes in climate affecting these endangered species of giraffes.

Are giraffes nearly extinct?

Giraffes and cheetahs are near extinct Last month the giraffe population was officially declared “vulnerable” on the IUCN red list for endangered species. Their population has plummeted 40 percent in the last 15 years. It is now down to 80,000 individuals.

Are giraffes an endangered species?

While most species of giraffes are not endangered, some species such as the West African And/or Nigerian Giraffe are endangered due to the fact that human poachers often hunt them for their skins, meat, fur and tails.

What species of giraffes are extinct?

There are also seven extinct species of giraffe, listed as the following: †Giraffa gracilis †Giraffa jumae †Giraffa priscilla †Giraffa punjabiensis †Giraffa pygmaea †Giraffa sivalensis †Giraffa stillei