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New Study Reveals Illegal Wildlife Trade Now Exists on Darknet

  • 06/19/17
  • Nairobi
Rhino

New research by INTERPOL has found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit wildlife products from critically endangered species such as rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger parts and products. According to INTERPOL, some wildlife traders are trying to use the Darknet as a medium for conducting their business. 

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Trump’s Wake Up Call for Africa

  • 06/02/17
  • Nairobi
Africa Landscape

US President Donald Trump's announcement on June 1 that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement could have disastrous consequences for Africa’s environment and the poor, Mr. Kaddu Sebunya, the African Wildlife Foundation President, said in Nairobi on Friday.

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African Wildlife Foundation Decries Ruling on South Africa’s Rhino Horn Trade Ban

  • 04/06/17
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Two white rhino with horns

The Constitutional Court in South Africa has reportedly dismissed an appeal by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs to uphold a moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn. The following is a statement from Philip Muruthi, vice president for species protection from the African Wildlife Foundation:

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Sustainable Tourism, Development the Focus of New AWF Partnership

  • 04/05/17
  • Nairobi

In recognizing the need for genuine partnerships to ensure that sustainable tourism development is in harmony with and compliments conservation of the environment, wildlife and wild lands and the utilization of the natural resources in a modernizing Africa, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have signed a memorandum of understanding. 

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South Africa Arrests Ranger for Poaching Attempt

  • 03/31/17
  • Nairobi, Kenya
A scout patrolling a rhino conservancy in South Africa

An employee from South African National Parks (SANParks) and a police officer were among the 13 poaching suspects arrested in the Kruger National Park this week. The group reportedly had firearms and ammunition in their possession. South Africa is home to the continent’s largest rhino population—about 20,000 rhino—and has borne the brunt of the poaching crisis.

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