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Dark Cloud Hangs Over African Elephant Summit

  • 03/23/15
  • Kasane, Botswana

As conservationists gather today for the African Elephant Summit ahead of Wednesday’s Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, elephant poaching rates continue to exceed elephant population growth rates, according to new figures released by CITES’ Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) program.

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Ethiopia Burns Ivory Stockpile

  • 03/20/15
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On Friday, Ethiopia destroyed its entire stockpile of ivory—an estimated 6.1 tons of raw tusks, carvings, trinkets and jewelry—at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa.

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WILD to INSPIRE Winner Announced

  • 03/10/15
  • Washington, D.C.

Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), announced the winner of the second annual WILD TO INSPIRE filmmaking competition.

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Future African Conservation Leaders Apply Here!

  • 03/04/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is calling for qualified candidates to submit an application to join the 2015–2017 class of its Conservation Management Training Program (CMTP).

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Kenya Sets Ablaze 15 Tonnes of Ivory

  • 03/03/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Today Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta burned 15 tonnes of confiscated ivory to commemorate World Wildlife Day as fellow Kenyans and representatives from the African Union, the United Nations and various conservation organizations looked on.

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