Constant Threats to Critically Endangered Species Means Ongoing Transboundary Efforts to Ensure Accurate Population Count
RUHIJA, Uganda, September 7, 2011 -- A census of the critically endangered mountain gorilla has just begun in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. If security allows, this census will also include the contiguous Sarambwe Nature Reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Plan Aims to Ensure Survival of Maasai Culture and Wildlife, Provides Model for Sustainable Development throughout Kenya
KITENGELA, Kenya, September 2, 2011 -- In response to the alarming pace of land fragmentation and development occurring in an area just next to Nairobi National Park, the local Kajiado Pastoralists Forum (KPF) and the Olkejuado County Council recently launched Kenya's first-ever formal community-driven land use master plan (LUMP).
Incident Underscores Need to Link Conservation Efforts with Concrete Measures that also Improve People's Livelihoods
KINIGI, Rwanda, August 9, 2011 -- Rwandan police on Sunday night arrested a group of poachers attempting to smuggle a live mountain gorilla infant into the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
AWF President Challenges International Community to Step Up Stronger Enforcement as Follow-up to Public Event
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 21, 2011--Twenty-two years after the Kenyan government conducted the world's first public ivory burning, representatives from member countries of the Lusaka Agreement, a transnational accord that helps protect endangered African wildlife, gathered yesterday to witness the burning of an estimated $16 million worth of contraband ivory.
AWF Mourns Loss of Blackback Mountain Gorilla in Virunga Heartland
VIRUNGA HEARTLAND, Uganda, June 24, 2011 -- The sole blackback gorilla (Mizano) from the Habinyanja group was killed in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park on Friday morning.