Description: Request to list the giraffe under the Endangered Species Act.
Petition to List the Giraffe Under the Endangered Species Act
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 04/19/2017 Petition Download Listing petition submitted. Groups Asked U.S. to Protect Giraffe Under Endangered Species Act. On April 19, 2017, five environmental and animal protection groups submitted a petition to the Secretary of the Interior and United States Fish and Wildlife Service requesting that the giraffe be listed under the Endangered Species Act. The petition described a number of threats to the giraffe’s survival, including climate change, which the petition said could increase the frequency and magnitude of droughts, increase bushfires, and reduce food availability.