Why am I not surprised to read that giraffe now join the ever growing of list of species in decline in Africa. For so many of the same reasons that other species such as the Cape Hunting dog, lions, elephants, rhino and leopards are in dramatic decline, and it's human impact. From loss of habitat to our activities to straight forward plunder for profit or food the iconic animals of Africa are suffering on a grand scale. Despite the best efforts of conservationists the trend towards extinction seems relentless. Can anything be done to stop what seems inevitable ? and what kind of world will ours be without these amazing creatures in it.