• devin fleming

Giraffes Make "Red List"


The wildlife in the African plains is declining rapidly. The giraffe lifeline is slowly going extinct over the past three decades, vanishing by almost forty percent of the current population.

In 1985, the population was over 163,000, and it has now dwindled to 97,000. Across all species of animals, the giraffes aren't the only ones slowly going away; over 85,604 have been added to the endangered list, following 24,307 of them being on brink of extinction.

Also, Lake Victoria is being endangered by species like the Nile perch, as well as by water pollution. The animals aren't the only ones to worry about, as there are 233 wild crop plants also being added to the list, with 4 different types of mango species.