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Piloting anti-poaching in Africa’s biosphere reserves

Image of conservationists trekking in Dja Biosphere Reserve

Poaching and the unsustainable hunting of wildlife threaten biodiversity and the long-term viability of Africa’s ecosystems. Many species are also hunted for bush meat, affecting the continued survival of those key populations. It is estimated that the national value of the bush meat trade, widely practiced in sub-Saharan Africa, ranges from US $42 million to US $205 million across countries in West and Central Africa.

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AWF donates a canine vehicle to KWS to enhance anti-poaching efforts

African Wildlife Foundation President Kaddu Sebunya shaking hands with Kenya Wildlife Service representative

The Kenya Wildlife Service dog unit has benefited from a Ksh 12.5 million customized canine van from the AWF.

The donation is within the framework of AWF’s long term collaborative relationship with KWS and specifically within the current agreement between the two institutions.

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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

The conviction rate for wildlife crimes in Kenya has risen to over 90 percent from 43 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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One Woman’s Career Fighting Wildlife Crime

Didi Wamukoya, AWF's wildlife law enforcement unit manager

Some might argue that being on the front lines of today’s poaching crisis is a man’s game—far too dangerous for “the fairer sex.” But this couldn’t be farther from the truth. At all levels, women are occupying—and pioneering—critical roles in the fight against wildlife crime.

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