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Detection Dogs Stop Ivory Traffickers

  • 01/15/16
  • Nairobi

Trained by AWF and operated by Kenya Wildlife Service, dogs detect ivory hidden in luggage on four separate occasions in one week.

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Sir Richard Branson Stands Against Rhino Horn

  • 01/12/16
  • Washington, D.C.

With rampant poaching threatening the survival of Africa’s rhinos, an all-star team of Chinese celebrities and global wildlife ambassadors led by Sir Richard Branson is speaking out against the sale of rhino horn — by chewing on their own fingernails.

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Lion Subspecies Listed as Endangered, Threatened

  • 12/20/15
  • Washington, D.C.

With Africa's lion population expected to drop by half over the next couple of decades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced on Monday it would list two lion subspecies under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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AWF Praises Bill to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

  • 12/10/15
  • Washington, D.C.

On December 10, Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at combating wildlife trafficking through a "whole of government" approach to tackling the multi-billion dollar illicit industry. The introduction of the Senate bill, called the END Wildlife Trafficking Act, complements the recent introduction of a similar bill, the Global Anti-Poaching Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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China-Africa Wildlife Conservation Council Shines Spotlight on Wildlife at FOCAC

  • 12/03/15
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

On the eve of the heads-of-state summit of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation in South Africa, a group of respected Chinese and African civil society leaders and celebrities called the China-Africa Wildlife Conservation Council are shining a spotlight on the role of wildlife conservation in sustainable economic development. 

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