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Listing of The Eastern Gorilla on the Critically Endangered List

  • 09/06/16
  • Washington, D.C.

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.

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Conviction of Feisal Ali Mohammed

  • 07/26/16
  • Nairobi

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.

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U.S. Completes Near-Total Ban on Ivory Trade

  • 06/02/16
  • Washington, D.C.

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:

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U.S., Vietnam Partner to Fight Wildlife Crime

  • 05/25/16
  • Washington, D.C.

The U.S. State Department has announced a five-year bilateral partnership with Vietnam to combat wildlife trafficking.

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AWF, WildAid Launch Kenya Campaign

  • 04/27/16
  • Nairobi

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.

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