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WILD to INSPIRE Finalists Announced

  • 02/26/15
  • Washington, D.C.

Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), announced today the four finalists of the second annual WILD TO INSPIRE filmmaking competition.

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Partnership to Strengthen Media Coverage of Conservation Issues

  • 02/25/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya

On February 20th, the African Media Initiative (AMI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) signed a three-year partnership agreement aimed at improving, strengthening and encouraging media coverage of wildlife and environmental conservation issues on the continent.

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AWF Mourns Passing of Founder Jim Bugg

  • 02/20/15
  • Washington, D.C.

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of James Bugg, who passed away on February 18.

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U.S. Government Combating Wildlife Trafficking

  • 02/11/15
  • Washington, D.C.

Today the U.S. Departments of Interior, State and Justice released the implementation plan for the U.S. government’s National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.

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1,215 Rhinos Poached in South Africa in 2014

  • 01/22/15
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

A record 1,215 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2014, according to figures recently released by the country’s Department of Environmental Affairs. The 2014 figure represents a 21 percent increase in poaching from the previous year, when 1,004 rhinos were killed. The majority of South Africa’s rhinos continue to be killed in the country’s premier park, Kruger National Park, where the government spent the last quarter of last year relocating many of the rhinos to an intensive protection zone and secure areas outside of the park.

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