West African giraffes in are close to extinction. But their numbers are recovering at Niger’s Kouré Reserve, where fewer giraffes are shot by poachers or farmers.
It might sound like a tall tale, but giraffes are in danger. Their numbers are falling in West Africa. But there's hope. Conservation groups hope a protected area in Niger could help.
In Zimbabwe, some conservationists are breeding lions to ensure these vulnerable apex predators don't die out. A number of African countries are already reporting that lions are no longer present in their national parks.
West African giraffes are close to extinction. But their numbers are recovering at Niger’s Kouré Reserve, where fewer giraffes are shot by poachers or farmers.
Solomon Sodeinde, who recently picked up a DW blogging award for a photo series on oil pollution in the Niger Delta, writes about environmental issues in Nigeria. Here he shares his favorite African environment blogs.
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