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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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Congolese Government Suspends Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park

  • 03/17/11

Government Issues Open Letter to AWF and Four Other Major Conservation Organizations

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo--Today in Kinshasa, the Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism, Mr Jos E.B. Endundo, announced the issue of an open letter to the worldwide conservation community clarifying the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo's position on the published intentions of a British oil company, SOCO International, to undertake oil exploration activities in Virunga National Park, a designated World Heritage Site.

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Worldwide Opposition to Serengeti Road Has Yet to Sway Tanzanian Government

  • 03/15/11

Call to Save the Serengeti May Still Be Heard, But Time Is Running Out

What began with science-based opposition by AWF and other conservation groups has grown into a grassroots movement playing out across social media outlets and echoed by global influencers such as the World Bank, UNESCO, and most recently, the Government of Germany.

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