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California Passes AB96, Goes Ivory Free

  • 10/05/15
  • Washington, D.C.
Chinese actress Li Bing Bing urges California to go #ivoryfree

African Wildlife Foundation Board Chair David Thomson released the following statement on California Governor Jerry Brown's signing of Assembly Bill 96 into law, effectively banning all intrastate trade of elephant ivory and rhino horn in the state: 

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China, U.S. Agree to Halt Ivory Trade

  • 09/25/15
  • Washington, D.C.
African elephant family

U.S. President Barack Obama and People’s Republic of China President Xi Jinping have announced a commitment to “take significant and timely steps to halt the domestic commercial trade of ivory” in their respective countries, according to a fact sheet released by the White House at the close of President Xi’s State visit.

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Thomson Safaris and AWF Join Forces for Conservation

  • 09/23/15
  • Washington, D.C.
Tourists on safari observe a group of lions

Thomson Safaris, a leader in responsible Tanzanian Safaris, has partnered with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to further its conservation efforts in East Africa.

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Synthetics Won't Save Rhinos, Say Conservationists

  • 09/22/15
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
Rhino poaching in South Africa continues to rise

A coalition of wildlife non-governmental organisations actively combating the illegal rhino horn trade has declared its opposition to the use of bioengineered rhino horn as a measure to curb poaching.

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ARREST Launched to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

  • 09/07/15
  • Naivasha, Kenya
Ranger training in South Sudan

On Monday, law enforcement and wildlife officials from eight African countries joined African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), FREELAND Foundation and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to launch a new program aimed at increasing wildlife traffickers’ risk of detection, arrest and conviction.

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