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Standing Tall for Giraffes - Research and Conservation of an Overlooked African Icon

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Abstract: Despite being iconically African, the giraffe remains largely understudied in the wild—unlike most of the continent’s other large megafauna. In part, this is because giraffes were not heavily hunted...

Author(s): Derek E. Lee, Julian T. Fennessy, and Monica L. Bond
Year: 2013
Journal: The Wildlife Professional
Page Numbers: 35-39
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The origins of the scientific study and classification of giraffes

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Abstract: Giraffes have been known for many thousands of years from rock art and Egyptian artefacts, displayed by Roman emperors at games and triumphs between 46BC and AD274, and briefly exhibited in the zoos of...

Author(s): G. Mitchell FRSSAf
Year: 2009
Journal: Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa
Page Numbers: 1-13
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The Life of My Choice

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Abstract: Wilfred Thesiger is the last of the great British eccentric explorers, renowned for his travels through some of the most inaccessible places on earth. As a child in Abyssinia he watched the glorious armies...

Author(s): Wilfred Thesiger
Year: 1987
Journal: The Life of My Choice
Page Numbers: 62-63, 212-13, 264-5, 302-5
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The Shaping of San Livelihood Strategies: Government Policy and Popular Values

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Abstract: The importance of understanding the livelihood strategies of poor people has received a fresh impetus over the last few years with the emphasis by many Western donors on poverty reduction. This article...

Author(s): Michael Taylor
Year: 2002
Journal: Development and Change
Page Numbers: 467-488