A World Without Giraffes?
While human population is exploding in Africa giraffes are quickly disappearing. Their population has plummeted about 40 percent in just 15 years. Reports show the loss is due primarily to humans destroying giraffe habitat, as well hunting and poaching.
Africa is at a crossroads–its population is set to double from 1.2 billion to 2.4 billion from 2015 to 2050 and will soar to 4.2 billion by 2100, according to a report released by UNICEF. These population forecasts follow the pattern of previous population expansion on the continent—Africa’s current population is five times its size in 1950.