Save the Last 38 Giraffes in Congo

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Target: U.S. President Barack Obama

Goal: Take immediate action to save the giraffe from extinction in the Congo after it was found that there are only 38 left there.

There are only 38 giraffes left in the Democratic Republic of the Congo according to a recent survey. Rampant poaching and habitat degradation have driven more than elephants to the brink of extinction. According to officials at the Garamba National Park, losing just five more giraffes could leave the population unable to sustain itself without drastic intervention.

Conservationists are now scrambling to save these incredible animals from disappearing forever, but it’s difficult and expensive to even monitor the last of these giraffes as they’re constantly on the move to locate the scarce food left in their scant habitat. They clearly need outside assistance and funding if the Congo’s giraffes stand a chance at survival.

The giraffes need more tracking collars and better protection from poachers. These basics could be easily covered by a grant from the U.S. government. The Congo needs to focus on feeding the refugees from Sudan who may be poaching animals simply so they can eat. Sign our petition to urge the Obama administration to support conservationists in their efforts to save the Congo’s giraffes.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Obama,

The giraffe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is in imminent danger of extinction. Poaching and habitat destruction has killed all but 38 giraffes in the nation. If something isn’t done, these unique animals could be lost to the Congo forever, as losing only five more could make it impossible for the giraffe population to sustain itself.

Currently, the Congo is attempting to take care of and feed the refugees pouring in from South Sudan. The nation’s government likely cannot take on the addition expense of saving the last of its giraffes. They need other nations to step up and provide conservationists with the money for better security against poachers, tracking collars, and other equipment they might need to track these wandering animals.

The United States often helps other nations in times of need. If we don’t do something to protect the last of the Congo’s giraffe’s, they could disappear entirely. There may be other giraffes, but the Congo contains a distinct species with unique spots. Biodiversity is also essential to the health of the entire ecosystem in the area, which contains other endangered species like elephants. Please help the Congo with a monetary grant to save these magnificent creatures.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Jean & Nathalie

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8 Comments

  1. hal shootel says:

    At this late point the only solution to the poaching and habitat destruction is to remove humans from the area by whatever means necessary.

    The problem will not improve as long as the locals continue to poach and reproduce themselves.

    A cheap long term solution is to provide continuing food for life to those who voluntarily submit to sterilization.

    This is a relative humane solution when compared to the alternatives.

  2. Alexandre Engelen says:

    Obama is not the right person …but perhaps he can send the army to kill those poachers and hunters!

  3. Please help save these last giraffes.

  4. Karen Remnant says:

    There’s not going to be much wildlife left anywhere thanks to braindead humans!

  5. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtWO83pf3Mc

  6. Lance Romance says:

    I love how everything is Obama’s fault. No one takes responsibility for their own actions. I bet it will still be Obama’s fault years after he left the White House. Isn’t the entire world capable of saving a species… Guess not.

  7. Democratic Republic of the Congo NEEDS to take action!

  8. Whoops! Only 38 left? Will you protect these magnificent animals now?

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