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AWF Issues Position Statement on Ivory Sales

  • 03/13/10

NAIROBI, KENYA--At the 15th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), being held in Doha, Qatar, March 13-25, experts from participating countries will consider competing proposals from African countries on the classification of elephant populations and the sale of government-owned ivory stockpiles.

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AWF Partners with Planet Action in Samburu Heartland

  • 03/12/10

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through its Samburu Heartland is pleased to partner with Planet Action, a not-for-profit collaborative initiative launched by Spot Image, a world leader in satellite imagery.

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Groundbreaking Gathering Examines Impacts of Climate Change on the Highly Endangered Mountain Gorilla

  • 02/16/10

How will climate change likely affect the montane forests that are home to the highly endangered mountain gorilla? Experts gathering in Rwanda are exploring that question with the aim of developing conservation measures that will ensure the survival of Africa's gentle giant. Copyright Craig R. Sholley

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AWF Partners with Nature's Best Photography

  • 02/12/10

WASHINGTON, DC--Take your photographs on a journey from Africa to the walls of the Smithsonian! AWF is now sponsoring a new African Wildlife category in the prestigious Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards competition.

Every year the annual competition celebrates the beauty and diversity of nature through the art of photography. Winners of 19 separate categories will be featured in a large format, 6-month print exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. A, AWF

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Highly Endangered Mountain Gorilla to Get Counted in Vital Census

  • 02/10/10

KIGALI, RWANDA--The critically endangered mountain gorilla's current status is to be revealed through a census to determine its population size in the Virunga Volcanoes area that straddles the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda in Eastern and Central Africa. The Virunga Volcanoes is one of only two locations where mountain gorillas live, whose total numbers are currently estimated at 680 individuals. Though the area is now relatively calm, recent conflict in the Mikeno sector of Virunga National Park in the DRC has left the gorillas there vulnerable.

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