Wild Nature Institute just completed our 30th survey for giraffes and other ungulates in the Tarangire Ecosystem, giving us a total of 5 years of demographic data. We are monitoring the survival, reproduction, and movements of more than 2,100 individually identified giraffes using photographs of their unique spot patterns. We also are monitoring the seasonal distribution and density of 22 species of hoofed mammals throughout the ecosystem. We use this information to understand population dynamics and develop effective conservation measures for these magnificent animals in this coupled human-natural landscape. Check out some of the scientific publications that have come out of these data here.
We are very grateful to our donors and supporters who have enabled us to do this critical work, including the Sacramento Zoo, Columbus Zoo, Tulsa Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo, Santa Barbara Zoo, Safari West, Rufford Foundation, ERM Group Foundation, Dartmouth College Cramer Fund, PAMS Foundation, Craigslist Foundation, Greater Sacramento Association of Zookeepers, One Today, Zoos and Aquariums Committed to Conservation, Earth Sticker LLC, Asilia Africa Oliver's Camp - and our many wonderful individual donors.
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