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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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In Order to Be Able to Breathe

Close up of the eye of an Amboseli elephant. Photo by Billy Dodson

One of the most pressing problems in the field of elephant conservation today involves human-elephant conflict and how to mitigate it so that both man and elephant can successfully co-exist.

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Land Leases for Conservation (and Elephants!)

Kenya's elephants travel through Amboseli as they move between parks. Photo by: Billy Dodson

More than five years ago, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) began our  Conservation Lease program, with the goal of protecting land for wildlife while also maintaining considering interest of the communities that own the land. Most recently, AWF signed more than 500 new leases with the local Maasai community to protect more than 5,000 acres of critical wildlife habitat.

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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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