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Ivory and Rhino Horn Seizure Something to Celebrate?

Elephant in Mozambique

Update: Latest reports show the rhino horns seized in Mozambique have now gone missing. We will provide additional updates as we learn more.

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Why Do Poachers Still Thrive? 5 Key Hurdles to Overcome to Stop the Slaughter

Why Do Poachers Still Thrive? 5 Key Hurdles to Overcome to Stop the Slaughter

More than 40 years have passed since the Convention on International Trades in Endangered Species (CITES) became law. Today, 181 countries and international bodies are treaty members, but despite a worldwide commitment to end poaching of Africa’s iconic, threatened wildlife, many species still face an acute risk of extinction.

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Discover the Beauty of the Simien Mountains

The Simien Mountains Landscape
In February, an Ethiopian friend and I did an 11-days hike in the Simien Mountains, the UNESCO-listed national park in the north of Ethiopia. We photographed the breathtaking views and documented the hard-working locals to come up with material for "Simiens," the first-ever photography book about the Simien Mountains.

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Old Friends

A Bull Elephant with an Abbreviated Trunk

One of the great benefits of being a frequent visitor to the East African game reserves is the opportunity to recognize and become acquainted with specific animals.

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A New Beginning

A New Beginning

I always have a nervous sense of anticipation when I plan a trip to the interior of the Democratic Republic of Congo—more so than any other field trip for AWF. I love going to the Congo to visit our programs and field staff. The area is so remote, so rural and so unusual. DRC trips are always an adventure.

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