Relief - Block Print
Many people think giraffes are plentiful because they are so commonly seen in zoos, but sadly they are endangered in the wild. Found only in fragmented herds in sub-Saharan Africa, giraffe populations have declined by 40% in 30 years. Habitat loss is the main reason, primarily from the conversion of woodlands into farms & ranches; and the charcoal industry’s over-harvesting of the trees giraffes depend on for food. The international trade in giraffes and their parts—in which the United States pays a significant role—is another major cause of their declining population. This trade, including hunting & killing giraffes for sport, is legal because the U.S. doesn’t currently recognize the species as endangered. Part of the 100 WILD ANIMAL MINI-PRINTS series.
July 16th, 2020
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