Posts by Gayane Margaryan | African Wildlife Foundation
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Chelsea Clinton Blogs About Africa's Elephant Poaching Crisis and Her Visit with AWF

Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of Clinton Foundation, with African Wildlife Foundation CEO Patrick Bergin and Lupani Primary School children in August 2013

Earlier this month we shared with you about Chelsea Clinton’s visit to African Wildlife Foundation’s (AWF’s) Kazungula Landscape—a critical area that is home to Africa’s largest elephant population.

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Africa’s Farmers Get Help from Social Media

A young farmer stands with his crops in Kenya Photo by: Paul Thomson

As the Online Communications Associate here at AWF, I am not often surprised when it comes to growth—or new developments—in social media use. With Facebook now having 665 million daily active users and 751 million monthly mobile users, it’s not shocking that users are now transitioning to using social media for a variety of purposes—from shopping, to recommendations, to dating.

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Two Kenya Wildlife Service Rangers Killed by Suspected Poachers

Close up of an elephant's tusks, in Kenya. Photo by Billy Dodson

AWF is saddened by the news that suspected poachers killed two of our friends at Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Thursday, July 18.  

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United States Pledges $10 Million to Combat Wildlife Trafficking in Africa

United States government pledges $10 million to end wildlife trafficking in Africa.

During U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Tanzania, and subsequent press conference, on Monday, he dropped the big announcement that the United States government would be putting efforts, and $10 million, toward combating wildlife trafficking and poaching.

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Nature's Best Photography Awards

African Wildlife Foundation VP, Craig Sholley, presenting the "African Wildlife" photography award to  Ben Cranke. Photo by: Mayu Mishina

On Friday, June 7, AWF had the pleasure of attending the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards Reception at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The reception was held to honor the 2012 winners of the renowned photography competition, and we presented an award for our sponsored category, which is the “African Wildlife” category—naturally.

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