The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) strongly agrees with recent statements by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, that nations have a moral duty to stop the ivory trade.
AWF believes Africa’s unique wildlife need to be viewed and managed in total – as a larger continental herd for Africa’s elephants and as one continental pride for Africa’s lions.
The World Conservation Congress voted earlier today in Hawaii to pass Motion 007 on the closure of domestic markets for elephant ivory.
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). The Memorandum will enable AWF and COMESA to work more closely to ensure that wildlife habitats are least negatively impacted while Africa implements its development agenda.
The Eastern Gorilla also known as Grauer’s Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released on 5 September 2016 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place in Hawaii.