Dr. Francois Deacon


Special Presentation to Leadership for Conservation in Africa

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Dr. Anne Dagg

 is THE pioneer of GIRAFFE studies and Save The Giraffes is honored to have her as a loyal supporter.  She is truly our inspiration in passion.

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. When she returned home a year later, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved hard to overcome. In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES, Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, offering an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first-hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Anne and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.

Interview with

Dr. Anne Innis Dagg

Enjoy this interview of Dr. Dagg by STG, Vice President, Jason Pootoolal.  Dr. Dagg is a remarkable lady whom we hold the upmost of admiration.

"To guarantee that giraffes are protected and preserved in their natural habitat."

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