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Dark Cloud Hangs Over African Elephant Summit

  • 03/23/15
  • Kasane, Botswana

As conservationists gather today for the African Elephant Summit ahead of Wednesday’s Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, elephant poaching rates continue to exceed elephant population growth rates, according to new figures released by CITES’ Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) program.

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Ethiopia Burns Ivory Stockpile

  • 03/20/15
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopia's Ivory Stockpile Goes Up in Flames

On Friday, Ethiopia destroyed its entire stockpile of ivory—an estimated 6.1 tons of raw tusks, carvings, trinkets and jewelry—at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa.

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WILD to INSPIRE Winner Announced

  • 03/10/15
  • Washington, D.C.

Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), announced the winner of the second annual WILD TO INSPIRE filmmaking competition.

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Future African Conservation Leaders Apply Here!

  • 03/04/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya
CMTP trainees in the field

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is calling for qualified candidates to submit an application to join the 2015–2017 class of its Conservation Management Training Program (CMTP).

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In China, Awareness Grows of Africa's Poaching Crisis

  • 03/03/15
  • Washington, D.C.
Li Bingbing poster

Chinese consumer awareness of the ivory and rhino horn trade’s devastating impact on African wildlife has grown rapidly over the past two years, the result of major public awareness campaigns by wildlife organizations and state media, according to two new reports from WildAid, the African Wildlife Foundation and Save the Elephants as part of their joint campaigns in China.

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