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Africa Closes 2012 With Horrific Rhino Poaching Numbers

  • 01/11/13
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Total of 668 poached in South Africa in 2012, exceeding 448 poachings in 2011

NAIROBI, Kenya, January 11, 2013 -- An unprecedented number of rhinos--668 in total--were poached in 2012 in South Africa, according to final numbers released by South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs on Thursday . This is a new poaching high, exceeding 2011's 448. Since the beginning of 2013, five of South Africa's rhinos have already been killed.

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AWF Selected as 10% GiveBack Partner By Endangered Species Chocolate

  • 12/19/12
  • Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC, December, 19 2012 -- African Wildlife Foundation is pleased to announce that it has, for the third time, been selected as a three--year, 10 percent GiveBack partner by Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC).

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Kenyan Authorities Crackdown on Wildlife Crimes

  • 11/21/12
  • Nairobi, Kenya

African Wildlife Foundation calls attention to the seriousness of poaching as high quantity of ammunition is seized during anti-poaching operations

NAIROBI, Kenya, December 21, 2012 -- Over the past several years the crimes against Africa's wildlife have been running rampant. Both rhino and elephant populations are dwindling as poachers target them for their ivory and horns that are sold on the black market at exorbitant prices.

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Continued Fighting Threatens Mountain Gorillas, Staff of Virunga National Park

  • 11/16/12
  • Virunga

The status of Virunga National Park's mountain gorillas remains unknown as rebels continue to occupy the park's gorilla sector

VIRUNGA HEARTLAND, November 16, 2012 -- This past May, the rebel group known as M23 entered the Mikeno Sector of Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) Virunga National Park. This sector, also known as the gorilla sector, is home to a number of critically endangered mountain gorillas, including six groups habituated to human presence for tourism and many more unhabituated groups and solitary males. The gorilla sector is situated around the Bunagana border between Uganda and the DRC.

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Mountain Gorilla Census Finds Increased Population in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • 11/13/12
  • Kampala, Uganda

Total world population of endangered species now stands at 880

KAMPALA, Uganda, November 13, 2013 -- Despite conflicts in surrounding regions that potentially threaten mountain gorillas, results from a 2011 census has found that Uganda's mountain gorilla population has grown.

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