Machenje Fishing Lodge offers innovative model for communities that may benefit from conservation-driven enterprise
KAZUNGULA DISTRICT, Zambia, August 13, 2013—The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Taonga Safaris, and residents of the Sekute Chiefdom today celebrated the opening of Machenje Fishing Lodge, a community-owned conservation enterprise located about 60 km outside of Livingstone, Zambia. Zambia’s Minister of Tourism and Arts, Hon. Sylvia T. Masebo, MP, officially opened the lodge.
AWF continues its land lease initiatives and secures more than 7,000 acres allowing elephants save haven to roam
NAIROBI, Kenya, August 07, 2013 – Elephants and other wildlife are getting more room to roam this month, as the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) signs more than 700 new land leases, amounting to more than 7,000 protected acres of land, in the Amboseli ecosystem.
Conservation NGO hosted vice chair of Clinton Foundation and other representatives on visit to local conservation-themed school, community-owned enterprise in Zambia
President Obama’s Announcement on Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Comes at Critical Time as Elephant and Rhino Poaching Reach Record Highs in Africa
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 01, 2013 — U.S. President Barack Obama announced today in a press conference with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, that he has signed an Executive Order to enhance U.S. Government efforts to help combat the scourge of illegal wildlife trafficking and poaching occurring on the African continent.
African Wildlife Foundation applauds this courageous act of defiance against poachers
NAIROBI, Kenya, June 26, 2013 -- On June 21, the Philippines government destroyed its stockpile of confiscated ivory, the first ivory-consuming country to do so. The Philippines crushed more than 5 tons of seized ivory using road rollers. African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) applauds this action, which sent out a strong message that even Asian demand countries will not tolerate illegal ivory trafficking and the slaughtering of innocent creatures in Africa. More than 25,000 elephants are killed for their ivory every year.