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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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AWF Mourns Passing of Northern White Rhino

  • 12/19/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya

On Sunday, a northern white rhino named Angalifu died at the San Diego Zoo in California, nudging the African rhino subspecies closer to extinction.

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Maasai Warriors Compete to Protect Lions

  • 12/11/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya

In the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Maasai warriors from four villages will compete for top honors at the 2nd Maasai Olympics, December 13 at the Kimana Sanctuary in Kenya’s Amboseli–Tsavo ecosystem.

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