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.
The African Wildlife Foundation is elated with the landmark court ruling in which Feisal Ali Mohammed, the godfather of illegal ivory trade was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.
Statement from Dr. Patrick Bergin, CEO of the African Wildlife Foundation and member of the U.S. Federal Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s revised 4(d) rule for the African elephant under the Endangered Species Act, which completes a near-total elephant ivory ban in the United States:
The U.S. State Department has announced a five-year bilateral partnership with Vietnam to combat wildlife trafficking.
Lupita Nyong'o, Sauti Sol and Caroline Mutoko Launch “Poaching Steals From Us All” Campaign in Kenya
In the run up to the world's largest ever ivory bonfire, to be conducted by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) this weekend, popular afro-pop band Sauti Sol and local radio personality Caroline Mutoko launched an anti-poaching “hearts and minds” campaign with Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o.