Their population greatly reduced.
The population of giraffes on Earth over the last 30 years has decreased by almost 40%.
The causes of extinction of animals – poaching, regional conflicts and the expansion of agricultural lands.
If in 1985 the population of giraffes numbered 152 – 163 thousand individuals, it has now reduced to about 98 thousand.
In the red book giraffes is now listed as animals that are in a “vulnerable position”. Earlier they were considered as those that “are under the least threat.”
According to the red book, more than 24 thousand from 85.6 thousand species of animals listed there over the past decade are under threat of extinction.
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