AWF Newsletter   November 2013
 
 
 
 
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Crush the Illegal Ivory Trade
 
  Crush the Illegal Ivory Trade

Last Thursday, the U.S. government crushed its 6 tons of confiscated ivory. AWF urges other countries to follow suit and destroy their ivory stockpiles. Due to the unsustainable numbers of elephants being killed in Africa, we also propose that all countries implement a domestic moratorium on ivory trade. "Africa is hemorrhaging elephants," says CEO Patrick Bergin, who just returned from the crush. "The only way to staunch the movement of illegal ivory is to wipe out the demand, and that begins with destroying stockpiles and stopping trade."

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  Education for Conservation

Education creates a cycle of healthier, more prosperous families that can coexist with wildlife. In September our CEO made a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to build 15 conservation schools over the next 10 years in Africa's rural areas to increase access to quality education.

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  35,000 elephants were poached last year. AWF needs your help to protect elephant migration routes and equip wildlife scouts.  
     
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Congolese take an active role in protecting their bonobos
 
  Congolese take an active role in protecting their bonobos

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Wild dogs return to Manyara Ranch, signaling a return to a healthier ecosystem
 
  Wild dogs return to Manyara Ranch, signaling a return to a healthier ecosystem

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Putting community at the heart of conservation in Rwanda
 
  Putting community at the heart of conservation in Rwanda

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Q&A with AWF's climate change director
 
  Q&A with AWF's climate change director

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What did an elephant look like?
     
 
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Fun fact: Porcupines
     
  Fun Fact

Porcupines attack in reverse by running backward and ramming their attackers with their hindquarters.
 
     
 
 
 
 
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Photo credits: Billy Dodson, Dominika Zareba, Jef Dupain, Martin Harvey, Governors Camp Collection, Federico Veronesi, Phil Perry Wildlife Photography.