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AWF Launches First Heartland Program in West Africa

  • 01/25/10

Expansion Marks the 10-Year Anniversary of the Heartland Program

Nairobi, Kenya -- Ten years after unveiling its Heartland Program, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has designated its first Heartland in West Africa, expanding to a region whose conservation landscapes have historically received less support than in other parts of Africa.

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Award-Winning MILKING THE RHINO, Featuring AWF's Dr. Helen Gichohi, Now Available on iTunes

  • 01/20/10

WASHINGTON, DC--A chronicle of increasing competition for resources between humankind and wildlife, Milking the Rhino is the first major documentary to explore wildlife conservation from the perspective of people who have lived alongside wildlife all their lives. Shot in some of the world's most magnificent locales, Milking the Rhino offers complex, intimate portraits of the people at the forefront of community-based conservation in Africa.

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Can This Forest Be Saved?

  • 01/14/10

WASHINGTON, DC--African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) joins other members of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) and partners of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) in highlighting the U.S. release of the biennial report Forests of the Congo Basin: State of the Forest.

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The Truth About Lions: AWF Researcher Bernard Kissui Comments on Lion Crisis

  • 01/08/10

The Truth About Lions': AWF Researcher Bernard Kissui Comments on Lion Crisis

AWF's Bernard Kissui is among the researchers trying to stem the startling decline in Africa's lion populations.

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Volcano Eruption in Virunga National Park Poses No Threat to Gorillas

  • 01/06/10

VIRUNGA HEARTLAND, DRC--Mount Nyamulagira in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)--at 10,033 feet the tallest volcano in Virunga National Park--erupted violently in the early morning of July 2, 2010.

Four days after the first explosion, rangers report three of four craters continue to spew lava into the park. Although the molten streams have destroyed long swaths of habitat, wildlife loss so far appears limited and there are no reports of human deaths.

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