On November 7 and 8, the country that has arguably become ground zero for elephant poaching in Africa will host a summit aimed at intensifying the regional response to wildlife crime in East Africa, while also encouraging greater cross-border collaboration on wildlife management.
Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), announced today the second annual WILD TO INSPIRE filmmaking competition.
Even as it urges the U.S. government and lion range countries to do more to protect the African lion, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) welcomes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS’s) proposal to list Africa’s largest cat as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to tighten regulations around the importation of lion trophies resulting from legal sport hunts in Africa.
As news broke of the U.S. government’s indictment of Dawie and Janneman Groenewald, two South African brothers charged with allegedly operating a rhino horn trafficking syndicate, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) CEO and member of the President’s Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, Dr. Patrick Bergin, released this statement:
At a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking at the U.S. Department of Interior on Friday, African Wildlife Foundation's (AWF's) Director of the African Apes Initiative, Jef Dupain, testified before council members and the general public on the growing threat of great ape trafficking and the impact this illicit industry poses to wild populations of bonobos, chimpanzees and gorillas in Africa.