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Julian Fennessy

At our mobile camp in remote Kaokoveld (Days 9-11), we will be working with Dr. Julian Fennessy and his team. Dr. Fennessy is the co-founder, executive director, and conservation scientist of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF). It is the only international organization dedicated to securing the conservation of giraffe in the wild. As one of the foremost experts on giraffe, he is also founder and co-chair of the IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group, which brings together the world’s experts on these two species. Julian has initiated or supported research and conservation projects across Africa for many years, working closely with all stakeholders, from communities to academics, NGOs, and governments, on all nine currently recognized subspecies. The experienced gained from involvement in projects has enabled Julian to understand the needs of giraffe conservation in various parts of Africa as well as the people that live alongside them.

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