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Virunga: Mountain gorilla sanctuary under threat

Photo of family of 4 mountain gorillas in Virunga

          

There is greater biodiversity in Africa’s Albertine Rift region where Virunga National Park is located than in any other ecosystem in Africa. This richly diverse array of habitats is home to critical populations of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas.

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Improving Tanzania’s small-scale agriculture to promote biodiversity

   

The population of the Kilombero District in Tanzania is heavily reliant on agriculture. Approximately 100,000 small-scale farmers cultivate predominantly rice and cocoa. On average, their fields are only around 0.5 hectares in size. Roughly 35% of the farmers are female. Economic dependence and lack of management knowledge lead to high losses during both harvest and processing, resulting in insufficient income.

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Two African Parks Removed from List of World Heritage in Danger

Two national parks in Africa, Simien National Park in Ethiopia, and Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire have been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

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Elephant population in the Tsavo-Mkomazi Ecosystem increases

After many gloomy days, finally some good news for the African elephant, buffalo, and giraffe.

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Conviction rate for wildlife crimes in Kenya goes up

AWF donates scene-of-crime processing kits for wildlife law enforcement training

The conviction rate for wildlife crimes in Kenya has risen to 91 percent from 44 percent in 2013—according to the Office of Director of Public Prosecution—signaling a significant achievement in the war against poaching for government agencies and other conservation bodies.

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