Top-Rating Holds for Ninth Year in a Row
Legislation Establishing Fundraising Stamp Heads to White House
WASHINGTON, DC--It's official! The Multinational Species Conservation Funds (MSCF) Semipostal Stamp Act, HR 1454, is on its way to President Obama for signing. The new legislation, which passed the House by voice vote last week, will ensure elephants, rhinos, tigers, great apes, and marine turtles get the support they need. Conservation organizations are now working with the White House to arrange a signing ceremony.
News sources are reporting that the Government of Kenya has joined the growing number of parties urging the Tanzanian government to stop plans to build a highway through the Serengeti National Park.
The road would cut directly through the Serengeti wilderness, bisecting the wildebeest migration -- one of the natural travel wonders of the world.
No Mere Refinement of the Current Road Design Could Possibly Mitigate What Is a Fundamentally Flawed Idea
Nearly a month after issuing a Position Statement opposing the construction of a highway through Serengeti National Park, AWF has been joined by a growing number of local and international organizations expressing concern over the environmental impacts of the proposed road.
The Rothschild's giraffe is the latest charismatic African mammal to be declared "Endangered" by IUCN (the International Union for the Conservation of Nature), adding to the growing number of species under threat of extinction. A recent analysis by Fennessy and Brenneman 2010 indicates that the Rothschild's populations are in peril and the IUCN Red List supports this (http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/174469/0).