Giraffes were officially declared as threatened and endangered species in the world. Do you know why they keep disappearing? It is always the human.
According to experts from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the population of giraffes has been reduced by 40% in the last 30 years. At an accelerated rate, these animals are disappearing because we are destroying their habitat and because we have made them a target of illegal hunting that has even been celebrated in the internet.
Now, with 97,600 species, they have drawn the attention of IUCN who fear that this number will reduce quickly and irreversibly since, although poaching of these animals could potentially be controlled, the exploitation of soils, mining and the reuse of garbage are threats that can come up anywhere they live. There is no guarantee that these activities can be stopped.
The tallest animal in the world may not be safe in parks or reserves, and it now joins a long list of animals threatened by man.
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