"There would be no mountain gorillas in the Virungas today", the late Robinson McIlvaine once said, "were it not for Dian Fossey's tireless efforts over many years". McIlvaine served as U.S. Ambassador to Kenya before becoming director of AWF's African operations and then AWF president, and he knew Fossey personally.
Besides gorilla tracking and the raw beauty of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, guests can go mountain biking along the ridge, take forest walks and meet the forests guardians--the Batwa.
To read the full story in The Independent, click here.
To learn more about AWF's work to protect the mountain gorilla, click here.
US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), International Conservation Program
Black Rhino Conservation in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
In response to Tuesday's (9/11/01) tragic events, The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) would like to express our sincere sorrow and sympathy to all those affected by the terrorist bombings. Our prayers and our thoughts are with you.
We also would like to share with you some of the beautiful comments that our African staff members are sharing with our Washington D.C. office during this difficult time.
R. Michael Wright, President / CEO
PBS is hosting a television series titled "Africa". Airing on September 9 - October 28, 2001 Sundays at 8pm ET (check local listings).
If you have ever wondered what it's like to live on the vast Serengeti plains, or experience the intense beauty of a Sahara night, AFRICA will take you there. A joint venture between Thirteen/WNET New York's NATURE and National Geographic Television, AFRICA is an eight-part series, shot in widescreen, super 16mm format, that takes viewers on a kaleidoscopic adventure across Africa's major regions and into the homes of the people who live there.