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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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Winner Announced in WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition

  • 03/17/14
  • Sun Valley, ID
Wolf Mountain film submission to WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition

Nat Geo WILD, the Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) announced today that the short film Wolf Mountain by Dan Duran, Sam Price-Waldman, and Brendan Nahmias won the first annual WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition. Director Duran receives an opportunity to study wildlife documentary filmmaking in AWF’s Maasai Steppe landscape in northern Tanzania with Emmy Award–winning cinematographer, Bob Poole.

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WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition Finalists Announced

  • 03/10/14
  • Washington, D.C.
Cameraman on safari with elephant

Celebrating the power of film to inspire, Nat Geo WILD announced today, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), that three finalists have been chosen for the first annual WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition. Finalists include Always Endangered by Jim Laybourn; Bee Happy by David Thompson and Jacob Taylor; and Wolf Mountain by Dan Duran, Sam Price-Waldman and Brendan Nahmias.

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