NAIROBI, KENYA, as reported by Ochieng' Ogodo for National Geographic News--A new rock quarry being excavated with explosives in Kenya's Amboseli National Park may endanger migration corridors of elephants and other wildlife, conservationists say.
The operation has continued despite a temporary stop order issued in May by Kenya's high court, they add.
The quarry, which will provide materials for the new Emali-Oloitoktok Road, is located in the 3,000-acre (1,214-hectare) Osupuku Conservancy.
WASHINGTON, DC--AWF is pleased to announce that Mr. Allan Jordan of Fort Bragg, California, is the winner of its May membership safari sweepstakes. Mr. Jordan will join a dozen other AWF members for AWF's Best of Tanzania Safari in late July.
Designed exclusively for AWF members, the 13-day trip offers participants an outstanding opportunity to visit some of the great safari destinations of Tanzania while learning about conservation projects that link wildlife protection with improving human well-being.
LONDON, UK--The Whitley Foundation for Nature has awarded the Whitley Gold Award to wildlife vet and former AWF Charlotte Fellow Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka for her work with people and mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Dr. Kalema-Zikusoka is the founder of the Ugandan nonprofit Conservation through Public Health (CTPH), an organization that works to promote conservation and public health by improving primary health care to people and animals in and around protected areas in Africa.
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) congratulates AWF Charlotte Fellow Shivani Bhalla, who this week received the Young Women Conservation Biologists' Award from the Society for Conservation Biology's (SCB's) Africa Section Award Panel.
SCB recognized Ms. Bhalla for her dedicated work to conserve lions, livelihoods and landscapes in northern Kenya, and her efforts to help humans and predators in this region peacefully coexist.
The following story was reported in the Lusaka Times after AWF President Dr. Helen Gichohi hosted a visit from Zambia's Tourism, Environmental and Natural Resources Minister Catherine Namugala at AWF Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
LUSAKA TIMES, Zambia--Zambia and Kenya will, with support from the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), enter into a staff exchange programme under which staff from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA), and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) will interact to enhance quality wildlife management in their countries.