100% OF MY FEE FOR THIS #AD
WILL BE DONATED TO THE AFRICAN FUND FOR ENDANGERED WILDLIFE (AFEW) IN KENYA.
I’m thrilled that @revenvert
, my favourite sustainable luxury fashion and beauty destination, have partnered with me to help highlight the plight of giraffe.
What many people don’t know, is that the animals living around the famous #GiraffeManor
hotel are part of the #AFEW
’s vital breeding programme for the #RothschildGiraffe
, one of the 3 sub-species of giraffe found in #Kenya
. All 9 sub-species of #Giraffe
across Africa are fighting a ‘silent extinction,’ being overshadowed in the press by other endangered animals. There are approx 500,000 wild elephant left in Africa for instance, whilst there are only 90,000 giraffe!!!! I was so shocked and saddened to hear this statistic. Similar to elephant, giraffe populations have suffered dramatically from illegal hunting, habitat loss and human/wildlife conflict, and the Rothschild, in particular, have really struggled.
However, due in big part to the amazing work of the AFEW, the Rothschild population in Kenya has increased from 80 to 800 individuals in the last 30 years, with 50 of those giraffe being the babies of breeding pairs reintroduced back into the wild from the Manor’s neighbouring @giraffecentre_.
My heart hurts at the thought of a world without these beautiful long lashed and even longer legged giants, and the moments spent with them are never lost on me 🌍🦒💛 (WEARING: The Natalija Slik Slip Dress and Arteli’s Hand woven Canasto Bag, both available at @revenvert.
) #REVBelievers #Kellyphant