KIGALI, RWANDA--African Wildlife Foundation has just learned that one mother gorilla and three infant mountain gorillas have died in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, home to an estimated 380 of the highly endangered great apes. The deaths were discovered over a couple of days and coincided with heavy rains that have dramatically cooled temperatures and occasionally disrupted gorilla monitoring activities.
Washington, DC--Eugene Rutagarama, who has spent 20 years protecting Africa's endangered mountain gorillas in war-torn Rwanda, is being featured this week on CNN's African Voices.
KILIMANJARO HEARTLAND--Kenyan and Tanzanian wildlife authorities have released results of the first joint aerial cross-border wildlife census conducted in the Greater Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro/Magadi-Natron landscapes. The African Wildlife Foundation with other partners supported the park authorities as they conducted the census within their respective borders.
LONDON--The links between the environment and development have long been discussed, but only recently has this discussion focused specifically on the possible links between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction. Even if conservation efforts are successful in stemming biodiversity loss, experts ask, can such efforts help ease poverty and, if so, how we can ensure that such an outcome holds across regions and population groups?
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 Charlotte Conservation Fellows scholarship program. This year the scholarship will focus on candidates from Democratic Republic of Congo, Southern Sudan, South Africa, Zambia, Niger, Benin, and Burkina Faso.