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Mozambique Loses Last Surviving Rhinos in Limpopo National Park, Continuing Africa’s Rhino Poaching Crisis

  • 05/02/13
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Rhino in Limpopo / Photo by: Craig R. Sholley

African Wildlife Foundation continues to ramp up efforts to save Africa’s rhinos

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 30, 2013 --- African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) strongly condemns the recent poachings that killed the last population of rhinos living in the Mozambique portion of Southern Africa’s Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.

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Yao Ming Says No to Ivory and Rhino Horn

  • 04/16/13
  • Beijing, China

Surveys find Chinese public highly supportive of wildlife protection but unaware of African poaching crises

BEIJING, China, April 16, 2013 -- Today, former NBA star and Chinese icon, Yao Ming, launched a major public awareness campaign targeting consumption of ivory and rhino horn in China in partnership with WildAid, Save the Elephants, African Wildlife Foundation, and the Yao Ming Foundation.

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Coconut phone cases protect wildlife in Africa

  • 04/01/13
  • Shenzhen, China

A protective phone case that combats deforestation

SHENZHEN, China, April 1, 2013 -- In step with the release of its first range of protective cases, Coconut Workshop has allied itself with African Wildlife Foundation in an effort to save the Mau Forest, as well as protecting the environment.

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Nat Geo Wild, The Sun Valley Film Festival, and African Wildlife Foundation Announce “WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition"

  • 03/15/13
  • Washington, D.C.

Winning Filmmaker Will Apprentice With Acclaimed National Geographic Filmmaker in Africa

SUN VALLEY, Idaho, March 15, 2012 -- Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), announced today at the Sun Valley Film Festival the first annual WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition—a short film competition that will give independent documentarians the chance to win an apprenticeship in wildlife filmmaking with an acclaimed National Geographic filmmaker in Africa. 

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African Wildlife Foundation Calls on Africans to Stand Up to Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

  • 03/11/13
  • Nairobi

As the CITES conference ramps up, conservation NGO urges Africans to stand up for their natural heritage and join in the fight to end illegal wildlife trafficking

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11, 2013 -- As the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)—the treaty that regulates the global trade of endangered wildlife and plants—enters its second week, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) calls on Africans to make a stand to save their natural heritage. Rampant poaching has ravaged the continent in recent years, and the ramifications of this illegal wildlife trafficking extend far and wide.

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