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During Golden Jubilee, Kenya Deserves Accolades for 50 Years of Conservation

  • 02/04/13
  • Nairobi, Kenya

As Kenya celebrates Golden Jubilee year, African Wildlife Foundation salutes ongoing stewardship of its wildlife and land resources

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 4, 2013 -- As Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence during its Golden Jubilee year, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) congratulates the nation on its continued commitment to conservation. Kenya has a long history of protecting and promoting its extraordinary natural heritage, and AWF is pleased to continue partnering with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and local communities to ensure Kenya's wildlife will endure long into the future.

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Tanzania's Elephants Receive a Reprieve as Ivory Trade Proposal is Withdrawn

  • 01/28/13
  • Nairobi, Kenya

African Wildlife Foundation commends Tanzanian government's decision to withdraw CITES proposal to sell ivory stockpile

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 28, 2013 -- African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) commends the Tanzanian government's recent decision to withdraw its proposal to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to sell some of its ivory stockpile. CITES is the international agreement that regulates the trade of endangered plants and wildlife; more than 176 countries are signatories. Ahead of CITES' 16th Conference of Parties, Tanzania had submitted a proposal to downlist the status of the country's elephants and to allow a one--time sale of more than 100 tons of ivory to China and Japan. The government's decision to withdraw the proposal comes in the midst of an elephant--poaching crisis stemming from a growing demand for ivory primarily in Asia.

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Africa Closes 2012 With Horrific Rhino Poaching Numbers

  • 01/11/13
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Total of 668 poached in South Africa in 2012, exceeding 448 poachings in 2011

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 11, 2013 -- An unprecedented number of rhinos--668 in total--were poached in 2012 in South Africa, according to final numbers released by South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs on Thursday . This is a new poaching high, exceeding 2011's 448. Since the beginning of 2013, five of South Africa's rhinos have already been killed.

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AWF Selected as 10% GiveBack Partner By Endangered Species Chocolate

  • 12/19/12
  • Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC, December, 19 2012 -- African Wildlife Foundation is pleased to announce that it has, for the third time, been selected as a three--year, 10 percent GiveBack partner by Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC).

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Kenyan Authorities Crackdown on Wildlife Crimes

  • 11/21/12
  • Nairobi, Kenya

African Wildlife Foundation calls attention to the seriousness of poaching as high quantity of ammunition is seized during anti-poaching operations

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 21, 2012 -- Over the past several years the crimes against Africa's wildlife have been running rampant. Both rhino and elephant populations are dwindling as poachers target them for their ivory and horns that are sold on the black market at exorbitant prices.

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