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AWF Mourns Loss of Nobel Laureate and Kenyan Conservationist Wangari Maathai

  • 09/26/11
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Environmental 'Warrior' Inspired Many Through Her Commitment to Equitable Development, Environmental Sustainability

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 26, 2011 -- The African Wildlife Foundation mourns the passing of Nobel laureate and Kenyan conservationist Wangari Maathai.

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New Mountain Gorilla Census Kicks Off in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • 09/07/11
  • Ruhija, Uganda

Constant Threats to Critically Endangered Species Means Ongoing Transboundary Efforts to Ensure Accurate Population Count

RUHIJA, Uganda, September 7, 2011 -- A census of the critically endangered mountain gorilla has just begun in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. If security allows, this census will also include the contiguous Sarambwe Nature Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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AWF Supports Launch of Kenya's First-Ever Formal Community-Driven Land Use Master Plan

  • 09/02/11
  • Kitengela, Kenya

Plan Aims to Ensure Survival of Maasai Culture and Wildlife, Provides Model for Sustainable Development throughout Kenya

KITENGELA, Kenya, September 2, 2011 -- In response to the alarming pace of land fragmentation and development occurring in an area just next to Nairobi National Park, the local Kajiado Pastoralists Forum (KPF) and the Olkejuado County Council recently launched Kenya's first-ever formal community-driven land use master plan (LUMP).

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Poachers Caught Smuggling Infant Mountain Gorilla Across Rwanda-DRC Border

  • 08/09/11
  • Kinigi, Rwanda

Incident Underscores Need to Link Conservation Efforts with Concrete Measures that also Improve People's Livelihoods

KINIGI, Rwanda, August 9, 2011 -- Rwandan police on Sunday night arrested a group of poachers attempting to smuggle a live mountain gorilla infant into the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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AWF Emphatically Endorses Public Anti-Poaching Message Symbolized by Ivory Burning, Calls for More Action

  • 07/21/11

AWF President Challenges International Community to Step Up Stronger Enforcement as Follow-up to Public Event

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 21, 2011--Twenty-two years after the Kenyan government conducted the world's first public ivory burning, representatives from member countries of the Lusaka Agreement, a transnational accord that helps protect endangered African wildlife, gathered yesterday to witness the burning of an estimated $16 million worth of contraband ivory.

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