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Kwita Izina: 6 facts you need to know about the gorilla naming

Image of an infant mountain gorilla surrounded by leaves

At the base of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, infant mountain gorillas were celebrated during the Kwita Izina naming ceremony.

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Endangered African wild dogs find safety in Zimbabwe

Photo of an African wild dog in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park

Famous for its sizeable populations of elephants and large carnivores, Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is also home to one of the most elusive predators on the continent: the endangered African wild dog. About 150 wild dogs—also known as “painted dogs” for their colorful, patchy coats—live in Hwange and its environs. As more people settle around Hwange, the African wild dog population faces increasing pressure in the form of habitat fragmentation and human–wildlife conflict.

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Field trips inspire a new generation of Ugandan conservationists

Photo of children at Uganda's Murchison Falls


Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park is a known hotspot for poaching, an activity driven mainly by the demand for bushmeat. For the last five years, the USAID/Uganda Biodiversity Program — a program implemented by African Wildlife Foundation — has been working Uganda Wildlife Authority to build conservation awareness and create alternative livelihood opportunities around Murchison Falls.

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AWF and The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa Partners for Nature and Agriculture

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have resolved to work together on their shared objectives of improving the socio-economic well-being of Africa and its people.

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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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