Today, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora convened on Proposals 14, 15 and 16 focusing on the African elephant. AWF had called for the rejection of all three proposals in our position and rationale prior to the Convention.
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) strongly agrees with recent statements by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, that nations have a moral duty to stop the ivory trade.
AWF believes Africa’s unique wildlife need to be viewed and managed in total – as a larger continental herd for Africa’s elephants and as one continental pride for Africa’s lions.
The World Conservation Congress voted earlier today in Hawaii to pass Motion 007 on the closure of domestic markets for elephant ivory.
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). The Memorandum will enable AWF and COMESA to work more closely to ensure that wildlife habitats are least negatively impacted while Africa implements its development agenda.