You may have seen that this past Sunday, Dec. 4, was International Cheetah Day—a day the conservation community has dedicated to celebrating the world’s fastest land mammal and to raising awareness about the threats it currently faces.
It’s hard not to be transported when you encounter a photo like the one above, of an elephant in the early morning haze.
During this holiday season, treat your loved ones to gifts that also give back to Africa’s wildlife—or put these items on your own wishlist.
In August, Simon Muchatibaya joined AWF as the Technical Advisor in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park. Muchatibaya’s role is the result of a partnership between AWF and the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, demonstrating both parties’ commitment to protecting a World Heritage Site that has been subject to intense poaching. AWF’s Communications staff sat down with Muchatibaya to learn more about his life growing up in Zimbabwe and his extensive conservation background; you can read the conversation below.
Since the end of August, several developments have transpired that have significant implications for one of Africa’s most iconic pachyderms. Here’s a quick summary of these important updates: