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.
Actress Maggie Q joins our public awareness campaign.
Washington, DC, June 18, 2013 -- Maggie Q is joining fellow WildAid Ambassadors Yao Ming, Li Bingbing, and Jackie Chan for the “Say No” campaign urging consumers not to buy ivory and rhino horn products. The star of "Nikita" filmed several public service announcements in New York City yesterday for the campaign launched in April in partnership with WildAid, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), and Save the Elephants.
Historical action hopes to decrease rising wildlife attacks
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22, 2013 -- AWF applauds Kenya for passing a revolutionary emergency amendment to the Wildlife Act elevating penalties for wildlife crimes.
Photo courtesty of: WildAid
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