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AWF Commends CITES Rulings

  • 03/24/10

NAIROBI, KENYA -- After heated debate delegates at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar, rejected proposals from Tanzania and Zambia to "downlist" their elephant populations from the endangered species category of Appendix I to Appendix II and allow each country to hold a one-time sale and export of existing government-owned stock of ivory obtained from elephants that died naturally or through problem-animal control.

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Hublot Designs "Big Bang Out of Africa" Luxury Watch in Support of AWF

  • 03/18/10

BASEL, SWITZERLAND--Swiss watchmaker Hublot SA this week unveiled the "Big Bang Out of Africa," a limited special edition timepiece to benefit the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).

Hublot designed the watch to support AWF Goodwill Ambassador Veronica Varekova, who is currently featured in a new Hublot campaign highlighting its women's collections, and champions her commitment to AWF. Hublot will donate to AWF a percentage of the sales of the limited edition watch.

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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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