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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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African Wildlife Foundation Welcomes Government of Tanzania's Evolving Position on Serengeti Road

  • 06/24/11
  • Washington, D.C.

CEO Outlines Possibilities for Positive Outcome in World-Renowned National Park Debate

ARUSHA, Tanzania, June 24, 2011 -- Some conservationists are declaring a partial victory today as the Government of Tanzania announced that it is not constructing the proposed tarmac road that would have dissected the Serengeti, affecting the migration habits of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, antelope, and zebra. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is pleased with the evolution, but stresses there are still many critical aspects of the ongoing development that need to be addressed.

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Blackback Mountain Gorilla (Mizano) Killed in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Three Suspects Arrested

  • 06/24/11

AWF Mourns Loss of Blackback Mountain Gorilla in Virunga Heartland

VIRUNGA HEARTLAND, Uganda, June 24, 2011 -- The sole blackback gorilla (Mizano) from the Habinyanja group was killed in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park on Friday morning.

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