Zone Giraphe

Zone Giraphe is part of the Tentative list of Niger in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Michael Novins

United States - 30-Nov-17 -

Zone Giraphe (T) by Michael Novins

Until the 1960s, before persistent drought and population growth, the West African giraffe ranged widely throughout West Africa. The last self-sustaining herd can be found an hour east of Niamey at the Kouré Giraffe Reserve, which I visited in November 2017. From a low of around 50 giraffes in the mid-1980s, the herd is estimated to number more than 400. I found 15, which were easy to approach on foot.

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Zone Giraphe
2006 Added to Tentative List

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Zone Giraphe (T)
WHS 1997-2021