Wobbling down what seems like an endless descent from the lofty perches of Nkuringo Ridge, the village of Kahurire in the patchwork of green hollows below looks tiny no matter how close we get to it, like a scattering of child’s playhouses neatly arranged in neighbor friendly concentric circles. The ragged leaves of the banana trees and deep red earth of Kahurire’s paths snake through the valley like bursting capillaries, the lifeblood of this patch of farmland on the forest’s edge.
Just as we pass Kahurire and its early morning chorus of chattering children, our guide Herbert comes to a com
“I was recently reading a wildlife book in a train station to pass some time, when I thought I saw something about flying foxes. My train got called just as I was about to read the info so I’m still wondering if there really is such a thing as a flying fox?!"
--Jacob, Chattanooga, TN, U.S.A.
“I received some literature from AWF regarding an option in AWF’s wildlife adoption program where I can adopt an animal and receive chocolate. Would you mind telling me a little bit more about that? Thanks!”
-Tyra, Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.
As many of you know, it is AWF’s mission to work hand-in-hand with the people of Africa to ensure the wildlife and wild lands will endure forever.
“I was recently doing research on cheetahs for school and my mother told me there is a breed of cheetah that actually has stripes. Please tell my mother that there is only one type of cheetah- the one with spots.”
--Lucas, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada