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Philippines Government Destroys Ivory Stockpile

  • 06/26/13
  • Nairobi, Kenya

African Wildlife Foundation applauds this courageous act of defiance against poachers

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 26, 2013 -- On June 21, the Philippines government destroyed its stockpile of confiscated ivory, the first ivory-consuming country to do so. The Philippines crushed more than 5 tons of seized ivory using road rollers. African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) applauds this action, which sent out a strong message that even Asian demand countries will not tolerate illegal ivory trafficking and the slaughtering of innocent creatures in Africa. More than 25,000 elephants are killed for their ivory every year.

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Maggie Q Joins "Say No" Campaign

  • 06/18/13
  • Washington, D.C.

Actress Maggie Q joins our public awareness campaign.

Washington, DC, June 18, 2013 -- Maggie Q is joining fellow WildAid Ambassadors Yao Ming, Li Bingbing, and Jackie Chan for the “Say No” campaign urging consumers not to buy ivory and rhino horn products. The star of "Nikita" filmed several public service announcements in New York City yesterday for the campaign launched in April in partnership with WildAid, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), and Save the Elephants.

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AWF Applauds Passage of a Kenyan Parliament Motion to Increase Penalties for Wildlife Crime

  • 05/22/13
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Historical action hopes to decrease rising wildlife attacks

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22, 2013 -- AWF applauds Kenya for passing a revolutionary emergency amendment to the Wildlife Act elevating penalties for wildlife crimes.

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China’s Leading Actress Joins Campaign Against Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade

  • 05/14/13
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Photo courtesty of: WildAid

War” PSA featuring Li Bingbing unveiled following screen star’s tour of Kenya

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Mozambique Loses Last Surviving Rhinos in Limpopo National Park, Continuing Africa’s Rhino Poaching Crisis

  • 05/02/13
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Rhino in Limpopo / Photo by: Craig R. Sholley

African Wildlife Foundation continues to ramp up efforts to save Africa’s rhinos

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 30, 2013 --- African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) strongly condemns the recent poachings that killed the last population of rhinos living in the Mozambique portion of Southern Africa’s Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.

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