Giraffe Population Cut in Half over the last ten years

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African giraffe population by current estimates is around 80,000. Ten years ago the population sat at an estimated 160,000. The current populations live mostly on reserves and state-run National Parks.

Poaching,  American Trophy Hunting, human encroachment on traditional habitats, agriculture,  poor government control over the territories they administer all account for the decline.

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