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The Cute, but Tough, African Hedgehog

African hedgehog. Photo by: Denis Carl

Africa is full of iconic species:  lions, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and more. Look closer to the ground, though, and you may just spot a species not typically associated with African safaris.

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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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How Does Water Use in the United States Compare to That in Africa?

How would the United States Live on only 5 gallons of water per day?

Every day, the average American family uses about 552 gallons of water. 

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The ABC's of Gorilla Safari Planning

Infant mountain gorilla photo by Nick Hogget

Tracking mountain gorillas in the dense rainforests of Uganda or Rwanda is a once in a lifetime safari experience. Spending time with these gentle giants in their natural habitat is one of the most emotional and memorable wildlife encounters in the world.

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