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).
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).
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.
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.
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.