The giraffe population has been plummeting for 15 years. A 2015 survey found that fewer than 70,000 giraffes remained. Various factors have contributed to the slow decline of the giraffe, including poaching and loss of habitat. However, a recent survey indicates that the giraffe population has been increasing. Numbers are up 20% due to increased conservation efforts and relocation programs. This is a stable, sustainable increase in the population bringing the population up to 112,000. This is a huge win for the population, but additional measures to protect giraffes will be required to prevent the population from trending downward again.
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