AWF has learned that the Government of Tanzania is again considering a proposal to construct a road across the Serengeti, one of the most famous National Parks on Earth. By cutting through the northern part of the park, the proposed road would sever a critical corridor for the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebra, which has been rightly called one of the 'greatest spectacles on earth'. AWF believes such a road would negatively impact conservation, wildlife and human security, and park revenues.
VIRUNGA HEARTLAND--The African Wildlife Foundation joins Rwanda in celebrating the 14 baby gorillas named at Kwita Izina, Rwanda's annual festival held in honor of the country's highly endangered mountain gorilla population.
Ask your Senators to pass the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act, and help provide the additional support that tigers, rhinos, elephants, great apes, and marine turtles so desperately need.
WASHINGTON, DC--AWF is urging its friends and supporters to take a few moments to ensure that elephants, rhinos, tigers, great apes, and marine turtles get the support they need.
KIGALI, RWANDA--African Wildlife Foundation has just learned that one mother gorilla and three infant mountain gorillas have died in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, home to an estimated 380 of the highly endangered great apes. The deaths were discovered over a couple of days and coincided with heavy rains that have dramatically cooled temperatures and occasionally disrupted gorilla monitoring activities.
Washington, DC--Eugene Rutagarama, who has spent 20 years protecting Africa's endangered mountain gorillas in war-torn Rwanda, is being featured this week on CNN's African Voices.