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Welcome to the official website of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC) Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG).

The GOSG is one of over 120 IUCN-SSC specialist groups, Red List Authorities and task forces working towards achieving the SSC’s vision of “a world that values and conserves present levels of biodiversity.” Made up of experts from around the world, our group leads efforts to study giraffe, okapi and the threats they face, as well as leading and supporting conservation actions designed to ensure the  survival of the two species into the future.

Our website provides news and information about giraffe and okapi, current and future conservation and research projects and the activities of the GOSG. We also host a library of resources including relevant scientific literature.