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South African Rhino Poaching Increases to Unprecedented Levels

  • 10/31/12

488 Rhino Poached So Far in 2012, Surpassing 2011 Numbers

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 31, 2012 -- As of October 30, 2012, a record number of rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year. According to South Africa government officials, a staggering 488 rhinos have been poached in 2012. In 2011, a total of 448 rhinos were poached. With this most recent report, the number of rhinos killed in 2012 has already surpassed that of 2011.

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AWF Fondly Remembers Russell E. Train

  • 09/19/12
  • Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC, September 19, 2012 -- African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) fondly remembers environmental visionary and AWF co-founder Russell E. Train, who died September 17 at the age of 92. AWF extends its deepest sympathy to his family.

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Update on DRC's Mountain Gorillas

  • 07/18/12
  • Virunga

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.

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AWF Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator for 11th Consecutive Year

  • 07/05/12
  • Washington, D.C.

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.

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African Wildlife Foundation, Tricorona Partner To Reforest Mau

  • 06/05/12
  • Stockholm, Sweden

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.

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