Rangers of Virunga National Park Evacuate, while Infant Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda Dies From Snare
VIRUNGA HEARTLAND, July 18, 2012 -- Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) Virunga National Park shows no sign of stopping as fighting between the Congolese army and rebel group M23 took a turn for the worse on July 6. Virunga National Park, Africa's oldest national park, is home to approximately 200 of the world's critically endangered mountain gorillas.
AWF Ranked Amongst Top 1% of Charities Receiving This Eminent Designation
WASHINGTON, DC, June 5, 2012 -- African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is proud to announce that it has received the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the 11th year in a row. Fewer than 1 percent of charities receive the 4-star evaluation from Charity Navigator for 11 consecutive years, signifying that AWF is consistent in its mission execution and does so in a fiscally responsible way.
Through AWF, Tricorona clients can now 'plant' a tree in one of East Africa's most important natural water towers
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 5, 2012 -- The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Tricorona, a global company focused on carbon emission reduction projects, launched a partnership to restore part of the Mau Forest on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Tricorona headquarters in Stockholm.
210 Rhinos Poached as of Early May, but Higher Poaching Arrests Offer Glimmer of Hope
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 21, 2012-- After a devastating 2011 during which it lost 448 rhinos to poaching, South Africa again appears en route to a year of unprecedented rhino poaching levels. According to a government summary released by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs on May 7, it's estimated that 210 rhinos have been poached since the beginning of the year. Nearly two rhinos are now poached per day.
Partnership Aims to Curb Demand for Rhino Horn Through Multimedia Campaign Educating Rhino Horn Consumers in China
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4, 2012 -- The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and WildAid have entered into a strategic partnership whereby the two conservation organizations will jointly develop and conduct a multimedia public awareness campaign in China, one of the countries with the largest demand for rhino horn, to educate people on how the horn is procured illegally by killing rhinos.