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.
Strategies to Halt Poaching Developed at Rhino Stakeholder Summit Convened by African Wildlife Foundation and Kenya Wildlife Service
NAIROBI, Kenya, April 3, 2012 -- Representatives of the conservation community from across Africa today announced a comprehensive response to combat the continent's alarming rhino poaching crisis.
Rhino Birth Demonstrates Effectiveness of AWF's Rhino Conservation Work in Face of Continent's Ongoing Rhino Crisis
LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, March 12, 2012 -- African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is celebrating the birth of a white rhino in Zambia's Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a major conservation milestone in a region devastated by rampant rhino poaching.
New Conservation Management Training Program Will Help Develop Next Generation of Leaders in African Conservation
NAIROBI, Kenya, March 7, 2012 -- In keeping with its history of conservation leadership development, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has launched the Conservation Management Training Program (CMTP), a competitive two-year training and mentorship program for highly qualified candidates.