The Giraffe Research and Conservation Trust is a small charitable trust dedicated to undertaking research and conservation work focused on giraffes. Established in 2013, GRCT supports and leads a number of initiatives to increase our scientific understanding of giraffe behaviour, ecology and biology, and contributes to developing conservation action and planning.
We support and operate a number of research projects accross East Africa. Our research work focuses on almost every aspect of giraffes in the wild, including population censuses, distribution, behaviour, biology, ecology and management. Our work has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and featured in popular media. We believe that research is the foundation from which effective conservation actions can be developed.
Our team has helped develop conservation policy at both a national and international scale. We played a key role in getting giraffes recognised as a threatened species through publication of a report for the IUCN Red List in 2016, and have contributed to country-specific conservation policies for giraffes in Africa.