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This Thursday, June 23, at 8pm on BBC TWO, watch a BBC Two-Natural World & PBS co-production, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Everyone loves giraffe, but what do we really know about them?

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We at the Giraffe Conservation Foundation were lucky to have a team from BBC Natural World/PBS follow some of our activities over the past year to show our story through their lens. They captured stunning images of giraffe in amazing locations and documented the efforts of passionate people to save giraffe across the African continent. However, there is one key message we want to get across with this documentary: giraffe numbers are dwindling – they are literally disappearing before our eyes.

In an urgent and daring mission, with a determined Ugandan team, we caught and moved 18 of the world’s rarest giraffe – Endangered Rothschild’s giraffe – across and beyond the mighty Nile River. The stakes were high, but the rewards will be a brighter future for an animal the world has somewhat overlooked.

This new and exciting documentary highlights the work of GCF and our many partners in Ethiopia, Namibia and Uganda in an effort to better understand what is happening with the dwindling giraffe populations across Africa and how to curb this alarming trend.

It is not too late, but it is time to act NOW to save giraffe and make sure our children and their children can still see these gentle giants in the wild!

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