Hello, this is Linda again,
I would like to start a conversation and discussion about how the Giraffe has become an endangered species not only in Kenya but in other African countries and what we can do to safe this gracious animal from disappearing from our landscape.
As you have noticed, the Giraffe is featuring in our logo. We chose it because the giraffe is at the brink of extinction in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa. As the world was focusing on the “Big Five” (The Elephant, the Rhino, the Lion, Cheetah and Buffalo) The Giraffe ended up somehow in a forgotten corner of the animal kingdom. Habitat loss through expanding agriculture, human-wildlife conflict, civil unrest, and poaching for their meat, pelts, and tails, are among the reasons for the decline to the point that the population of giraffes in Kenya has gone down so rapidly that this giant, quiet animal, the tallest of all, risks to disappear from the African landscape
Vespers Safaris organizes safari trips in the best wildlife reserves in the country, where giraffes are being closely monitored and protected. With your help, the Giraffe still has a chance of surviving. We are working closely together with the various Giraffe Conservation Foundations in Kenya and South Africa and are donating a percentage of our income from our safaris to those organizations.
But what can we do more or do different? Your opinion may make all the difference!