Stand Tall for Giraffe on World Giraffe Day
World Giraffe Day is less than a week away, June 21, Why June 21? If you've been following my giraffe trivia Facebook posts on Tuesdays, you know it's the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and the longest night of the year in the southern hemisphere. Seems appropriate for the tallest animal on earth.
Interested in learning more?
In case you're new to me and have never heard about the giraffe's silent extinction, you can check out the following links for more info:
Research conducted by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) tells us there are roughly 117,000 giraffes in the wild. Why haven't you heard about it? Because until a few decades ago, no one researched Africa's most iconic animal. To put their numbers in perspective, there are 4 elephants for every 1 giraffe in the wild. That statistic blows my mind. Again, someone has to be researching an animal for us to realize it's danger of extinction. That's what makes GCF's efforts and research so important!
What can you do?
First of all, feel free to share this post. Also, follow GCF on Facebook and share their posts. GCF focuses on research, education, and relocating giraffes. They can use your help whether through education or a donation. Please consider Standing Tall for Giraffe!
You can purchase giraffe-themed items from Bright Red Buffalo who partners with GCF to raise funds to support giraffe conservation.
You can buy The Watchers of Moniah trilogy, and I'll give a percentage of my royalties to GCF.
Whether you contribute to GCF, purchase giraffe-themed items, buy my books, or focus on getting the word out, you will Stand Tall for Giraffe!
Interested in more giraffe info? Go to the GCF sites listed above and do some exploring! They have TONS of information!
Thank you for Standing Tall for Giraffe!