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AWF Newsletter   January 2014
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China Crushes Ivory
 
  China Crushes Illegal Ivory Stockpile

China started 2014 off in a big way by crushing six tons of confiscated ivory in Dongguan on January 6. In late 2013, AWF, along with partners WildAid and Save the Elephants called on China to raise awareness about elephant poaching and reduce the demand for ivory. AWF's CEO Patrick Bergin said, "We commend the Chinese government for taking this important first step and hope it signals their sincere and growing commitment to help end the elephant slaughter in Africa."

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  A Christmas Baby

On December 25, we celebrated the birth of Emmanuel—a male white rhino calf born in Zambia's Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. In 2010, before AWF partnered with Zambia Wildlife Authority to resettle four white rhinos from South Africa in the park, there was only one white rhino in Zambia. After the relocation, there have been four births in the park; bringing Mosi-oa-Tunya's population up to nine and Zambias total rhino count to 11.

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Ilima Conservation School Construction
 
  See what building a Conservation School looks like—AWF and partner MASS Design break ground on Ilima School

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Kenya Passes new Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill
 
  Kenya welcomes a new Wildlife Conservation and Management Bill that will impose harsher punishments on wildlife trafficking

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Nature's Best Photography Competition
 
  Enter your photos today in Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition

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No Poaching at Manyara Ranch Conservancy
 
  For the first time in years, increased security on the AWF-supported Manyara Ranch Conservancy resulted in no poaching incidences during the holiday hiatus

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Elephant Infographic Video
     
 
An Anti-Ivory Message

Watch and share a PSA that will open your eyes to the truths of ivory consumption.

 
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Fun fact: Giraffe
     
  Fun Fact

Giraffes are extremely picky eaters; their primary food source is the acacia tree.
 
     
 
 
 
 
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Photo credits: Barbara von Hoffman, ZAWA, John Salehe, Billy Dodson, Robert Ross/NBP, Manyara Ranch Conservancy, Alison Langevad