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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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How agriculture can protect biodiversity

Farmers in southern Tanzania

Tanzania is known for its wildlife tourism, but in reality, 91 percent of tourism arrivals in the country head to northern Tanzania. The southern swath of Tanzania, with its fertile soils and temperate weather, is prime agriculture country.

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Africa Provides Ample Evidence of Climate Change

Zebras at a watering hole

With the world currently experiencing many of its effects, it is a critical time for drawing attention to the threats of climate change. In Africa, prolonged droughts have been felt across the continent. Between 2007 and 2009, severe droughts in Kenya and Tanzania significantly reduced local communities’ crop yields and livestock productivity. But it also had a big effect on the region’s wildlife.

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Big Tim and the State of His Species

Big Tim in a herd of elephants

The world’s appetite for ivory has, for years now, been the driving force behind the catastrophic decline in Africa’s elephant population. A recently completed census revealed that Africa’s elephant numbers have declined by a full 30 percent over a period of just seven years.

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