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In DRC, Conservationists Form Network to Protect Great Apes

  • 04/22/14
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
CyberTracker training at Lomako

Workshop and field-based training in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) mark the first step in fostering greater collaboration, transparency, and information sharing between key stakeholders in countries with at-risk great ape populations.

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Belgium destroys ivory, EU prepares strategy to combat wildlife trafficking

  • 04/09/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya
EU flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels

Recommendations on new strategy were provided by the African Wildlife Foundation and other conservation groups at the request of the European Commission

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Stakeholders gather to share efforts, challenges in protecting chimpanzees, gorillas, and bonobos

  • 04/07/14
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Caged chimps

Organized by the African Wildlife Foundation, the workshop and field-based training in the Democratic Republic of Congo will provide an opportunity for high-level policymakers and field-based staff to collectively improve great ape conservation efforts

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New partnership between Travel Africa, AWF

  • 03/21/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Zebras on the plains in Kilimanjaro landscape

African Wildlife Foundation and Gecko Publishing have launched a new partnership where the UK-based magazine publishing company will produce a customized version of each issue of its Travel Africa magazine to be supplied to 3,000 of AWF’s major donors and partners. A two-page conservation advertorial section supplied by AWF will additionally be featured in all regular issues of Travel Africa.

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Hong Kong Retail Chain Drops Ivory

  • 03/18/14
  • Hong Kong
Close up of elephant's tusks. Photo by Peter Chira

Chinese Arts & Crafts (H.K.) Ltd. (CAC), Hong Kong’s largest ivory retailer, stopped selling elephant ivory according to a statement issued to Reuters today and verified by spot checks by WildAid. The chain, which operates four stores in Hong Kong, stated to the media that it now only sells mammoth ivory. WildAid consultants visited the stores and confirmed that all elephant ivory has been removed from shelves, is not mis-selling it as mammoth ivory, and is not for sale “under the counter.”

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