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 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.