AN OVERVIEW OF GIRAFFE GIRAFFA CAMELOPARDALIS TAXONOMY, DISTRIBUTION AND CONSERVATION STATUS, WITH A NAMIBIAN COMPARATIVE AND FOCUS ON THE KUNENE REGION

Author(s)Julian Fennessy
Year Published2008
JournalJournal Namibia Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
Page Numbers 1-16
Size1.07 MB
Abstract:

 Limited knowledge of the giraffe’s taxonomy, distribution and conservation status currently exists at the species and subspecies level. This lack of understanding has compounded the species long-term conservation Africa-wide, including in Namibia where waves have been made regarding the species potential conservation down listing based on little, if any, scientific evidence. This study provides the first concise overview of the Namibian giraffe in respect to its taxonomy, conservation status, population numbers and historical distribution, and in context of the entire extant population of Africa.

Keywords: giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis, Namibia, conservation, taxonomy, distribution

Author: Julian Fennessy

Journal: Journal Namibia Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft 2008, 1-16


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