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Ivory Free Campaign Launched

  • 11/13/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Yao Ming with elephant

WildAid, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Save the Elephants and Animal Planet are calling on the public to do its part to end the ivory poaching crisis by taking the Ivory Free pledge at ivoryfree.org. The new campaign asks consumers to pledge to never buy, own or accept ivory as gifts, and to support stronger government bans and actions to tackle the illegal ivory trade.

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AWF CEO Shakes Up Tanzanian Wildlife Summit

  • 11/07/14
  • Arusha, Tanzania
African elephant

At a regional summit focused on combating wildlife crime, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) CEO Patrick Bergin called for the political will to prosecute wildlife crime at all levels of society, from the poacher to the corrupt government official.

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Tanzania to Host Summit on Wildlife Crime

  • 11/06/14
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Game scouts in northern Tanzania

On November 7 and 8, the country that has arguably become ground zero for elephant poaching in Africa will host a summit aimed at intensifying the regional response to wildlife crime in East Africa, while also encouraging greater cross-border collaboration on wildlife management.

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Second 'Wild to Inspire' Film Competition Announced

  • 11/03/14
  • Washington, D.C.
Zebras at Manyara Ranch Conservancy

Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), announced today the second annual WILD TO INSPIRE filmmaking competition.

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AWF Welcomes Threatened Listing for African Lion

  • 10/28/14
  • Washington, D.C.
African lion

Even as it urges the U.S. government and lion range countries to do more to protect the African lion, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) welcomes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS’s) proposal to list Africa’s largest cat as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to tighten regulations around the importation of lion trophies resulting from legal sport hunts in Africa.

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