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AWF Mourns Passing of Nelson Mandela, Lifelong Conservationist and Political Activist

  • 12/05/13
  • Nairobi, Kenya

NAIROBI—As the world mourns the loss of a historic giant, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) remembers and thanks Nelson Mandela for his conservation leadership in Africa. As president of South Africa, Mandela’s vision for the country included many conservation programs that helped protect the nation’s land and wildlife.

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Celebrity Mentor and Judges Announced for the WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition

  • 11/27/13
  • Washington, D.C.

Nat Geo WILD, The Sun Valley Film Festival and African Wildlife Foundation Announce Judges and Mentor for WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition 

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‘Africa’s elephants can no longer support the world’s addiction to ivory’

  • 11/14/13
  • Washington, D.C.

Following the destruction of the U.S. government’s stockpile of ivory in Denver on Thursday, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) released the following statement from CEO Patrick Bergin:

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On Eve of U.S. Ivory Crush, AWF Urges All Countries to Destroy Stockpiles

  • 11/13/13
  • Washington, D.C.

Conservation group also makes case for placing moratoria on domestic ivory trades 

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Disbanding of M23 Rebel Group in Democratic Republic of Congo Offers Hope for a Safer Future for Mountain Gorillas

  • 11/11/13
  • Nairobi, Kenya

Presence of other rebel groups in region, in combination with other threats against great apes, still pose potential harm to the endangered species

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