This manual is designed to give practical guidelines to wildlife and game capture teams, veterinarians and conservation managers for the translocation of giraffe in the wild. With an increasing number of giraffe translocations occurring throughout Africa, this manual provides base level requirements to undertake a translocation following an appropriate assessment of its purpose. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations (IUCN/SSC 2013) clearly outline the processes involved when assessing and planning a translocation – from defining the primary objective of the effort, all the way through to post-translocation monitoring. These guidelines should be read in conjunction with this giraffe translocation manual.
We envisage this manual to be a ‘working document’ which should regularly be reviewed and new information added to ensure that it is accurate, up-to-date and thus of most value to those working in the field to translocate wild giraffe.
|Dr Julian Fennessy
Dr Madelaine Castles
Dr Liza Dadone
Dr Sara Ferguson
Dr Pete Morkel
Dr Michelle Miller
|Giraffe Conservation Foundation