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AWF Mourns the Passing of Longtime Friend and Partner, Jean Pierre von der Becke

  • 03/02/11

VIRUNGA HEARTLAND March 2, 2011 -- The African Wildlife Foundation sadly mourns the passing of another longtime AWF friend and partner, Jean Pierre von der Becke. A Belgian conservationist, von der Becke was the first Director of the AWF-headed Mountain Gorilla Project, an outgrowth of Dian Fossey's groundbreaking mountain gorilla research and the predecessor of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP).

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AWF Pays Tribute to AWF Founder Nick Arundel

  • 02/11/11
  • Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2011 -- African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) extends our deepest sympathies and well wishes to the family of AWF co-founder Nick Arundel, who died on February 8. Arundel with environmental leader Russell Train and a small group of other visionaries founded AWF (originally calling it the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation) in 1961, at a time when many African countries were gaining independence, with the aim of building Africa's capacity to steward its own natural resources.

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Deadly Attack on Ranger Patrol in DRC's Virunga National Park Leaves Eight Dead

  • 01/25/11

AWF Joins Conservation Partners in Extending Deepest Condolences to the ICCN Family

Democratic Republic of the Congo--African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has confirmed that yesterday three rangers and five soldiers were killed during an attack on their patrol vehicle in a sector of Virunga National Park within the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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AWF Welcomes New Year Rhinos!

  • 01/13/11

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is pleased to announce the birth of two baby white rhinos in Mosi-Oa-Tunya Park in Zambia. Just over a year ago, AWF helped wildlife authorities settle four new white rhinos in the park after all but one of Zambia's rhinos were killed by poachers. The four new rhinos joined the sole survivor, a bull named Fwanya (or "rascal" in the local language).

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Mountain Gorilla Census Reveals Increase in Population

  • 12/07/10

AWF With the International Gorilla Conservation Programme Celebrates Conservation Win

KIGALI, RWANDA - The number on one of the world's most charismatic and endangered species is in.The analysis of the census conducted in March and April 2010 indicates that there were a total of 480 mountain gorillas, (Gorilla beringei beringei), in 36 groups along with 14 solitary silverback males in the Virunga Massif, which includes three contiguous national parks: Parc National des Virunga in DRC, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

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