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Restoring Kenya's Most Important Forest

  • 05/27/11

African Wildlife Foundation has collaborated with key partners in Kenya to plant 25,000 trees for restoration of the critically important Mau Forest

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 27 2011 -- You might not be fully aware of the Mau Forest's significance, but after reading this you will. Firstly, it isn't just the largest mountain forest in Kenya--it is the largest in all of Eastern Africa. In Kenya, it is also the largest water catchment area, meaning it is the habit that collects the most rainwater.

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Moviegoers of Disneynature's True Life Adventure "African Cats" Help Save the Savanna

  • 05/02/11
  • Burbank, CA

Disneynature Collaborates with the African Wildlife Foundation to Help Protect 50,000 Acres in Kenya's Amboseli Wildlife Corridor

BURBANK, California, May 2, 2011 -- Disneynature announced today that its "See 'African Cats,' Save the Savanna" campaign will help protect more than 50,000 acres of land in Kenya's Amboseli Wildlife Corridor on behalf of the moviegoers who came out to see Disneynature's motion picture "African Cats" during its opening week (April 22-28, 2011). A portion of the proceeds from the opening-week ticket sales will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to ensure the future of lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and a host of other animals in the vibrant African savanna.

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"African Cats" Posts Strong Advance Sales in Support of African Wildlife Foundation Initiative

  • 04/11/11
  • Burbank, CA

With more than $1.7 Million in Advance Sales, Disneynature Already Set to Save More Than 9,500 Acres-- and Still Counting

BURBANK, California, April 11, 2011 -- "African Cats" is still more than two weeks from opening on Earth Day, but moviegoers have already bought $1.7 million in tickets to see the movie during its opening week (April 22-28) and save the African savanna in the process. Thanks to the "See 'African Cats,' Save the Savanna" initiative, Disneynature's pledge to make a contribution in honor of everyone who sees the film opening week already translates to more than 9,500 acres of land within Kenya's Amboseli Wildlife Corridor--and that number continues to rise.

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Human Virus Blamed for Mountain Gorilla Deaths

  • 04/04/11
  • Virunga

A virus that causes respiratory disease in humans has been linked to the deaths of wild mountain gorillas

VIRUNGA HEARTLAND, Rwanda, April 4, 2011 --In a study published this week in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers confirm that the deaths of two mountain gorillas in 2009 in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, were caused by human metapneumovirus.

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African Wildlife Foundation Response to GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons Elephant Hunting Video

  • 04/01/11

WASHINGTON -- African Wildlife Foundation has learned of the controversial video released by Bob Parsons, CEO of GoDaddy, in which he is shown hunting what he describes as problem elephants. While Parsons has gone on record regarding his motives, African Wildlife Foundation believes this is an unfortunate and distasteful portrayal of the real dilemmas that face both the impoverished farmers depicted and elephant populations increasingly impacted by ever shrinking habitat.

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