Two new studies have set out the ideal conditions for giraffes to be translocated to new areas for conservation purposes. Groups should contain at least 30 females and at least 3 males to ensure long-term survival, and on-going monitoring and management is vital.
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In a first study of its kind, the impact of lions on giraffe populations has been researched. Findings indicate that lions reduce calf survival, which has implications for giraffe conservation and how their populations are managed in the wild.
Habitat fragmentation and loss have played their part, but the main threat the giraffes currently face is poaching.