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Protecting the Mighty Zambezi

  • 04/20/10

Large Hotel Group Will Reconsider Proposal for Development in Zambia

ZAMBEZI HEARTLAND, ZAMBIA--The Protea Group of Hotels has withdrawn its proposal to develop a large hotel and conference center on the banks of the Lower Zambezi River in Zambia, heeding concerns raised by conservation groups and community leaders that the complex as originally designed could have a serious ecological impact on the wilderness area where it was to be located.

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Kids Helping the Planet through Walt Disney Program Will Give a Portion of $1 Million to AWF

  • 04/01/10

How Much Depends on You!

WASHINGTON, DC--AWF is pleased to announce its Give Elephants Room to Roam program has been selected by The Walt Disney Company as a recipient of funding through Disney's Friends for Change: Project Green.

Through Give Elephants Room to Roam, AWF is partnering with local communities in southern Africa to safeguard elephant corridors and core wildlife habitats while also assisting with education and skill development for local children. The program is among the five that have been chosen for their habitat restoration efforts.

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AWF Commends CITES Rulings

  • 03/24/10

NAIROBI, KENYA -- After heated debate delegates at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar, rejected proposals from Tanzania and Zambia to "downlist" their elephant populations from the endangered species category of Appendix I to Appendix II and allow each country to hold a one-time sale and export of existing government-owned stock of ivory obtained from elephants that died naturally or through problem-animal control.

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Hublot Designs "Big Bang Out of Africa" Luxury Watch in Support of AWF

  • 03/18/10

BASEL, SWITZERLAND--Swiss watchmaker Hublot SA this week unveiled the "Big Bang Out of Africa," a limited special edition timepiece to benefit the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).

Hublot designed the watch to support AWF Goodwill Ambassador Veronica Varekova, who is currently featured in a new Hublot campaign highlighting its women's collections, and champions her commitment to AWF. Hublot will donate to AWF a percentage of the sales of the limited edition watch.

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AWF Issues Position Statement on Ivory Sales

  • 03/13/10

NAIROBI, KENYA--At the 15th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), being held in Doha, Qatar, March 13-25, experts from participating countries will consider competing proposals from African countries on the classification of elephant populations and the sale of government-owned ivory stockpiles.

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