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China Bans Ivory Imports For One Year

  • 02/27/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya

On Thursday, China, the world’s largest ivory-consuming nation, imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports, according to a public notice posted on the official site of the State Forestry Administration.

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WILD to INSPIRE Finalists Announced

  • 02/26/15
  • Washington, D.C.

Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), announced today the four finalists of the second annual WILD TO INSPIRE filmmaking competition.

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AWF Mourns Passing of Founder Jim Bugg

  • 02/20/15
  • Washington, D.C.

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of James Bugg, who passed away on February 18.

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U.S. Government Combating Wildlife Trafficking

  • 02/11/15
  • Washington, D.C.

Today the U.S. Departments of Interior, State and Justice released the implementation plan for the U.S. government’s National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.

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1,215 Rhinos Poached in South Africa in 2014

  • 01/22/15
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

A record 1,215 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2014, according to figures recently released by the country’s Department of Environmental Affairs. The 2014 figure represents a 21 percent increase in poaching from the previous year, when 1,004 rhinos were killed. The majority of South Africa’s rhinos continue to be killed in the country’s premier park, Kruger National Park, where the government spent the last quarter of last year relocating many of the rhinos to an intensive protection zone and secure areas outside of the park.

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