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Ivory Demand Reduction Campaign Launched in China

  • 12/06/13
  • Washington, D.C.

December 6, 2013 – WildAid, Save the Elephants, and the African Wildlife Foundation kicked off a campaign to reduce ivory demand today at the Shanghai Pudong Shangri-La Hotel. Former NBA star Yao Ming and WildAid co-founder Peter Knights called on China to help raise awareness of elephant poaching, reduce the demand for ivory, and protect endangered wildlife. The conservation groups also announced an anti-ivory public service campaign, to be televised internationally in 2014, featuring Yao Ming, American actor Edward Norton,China’s leading actress Li Bing Bing, Congolese NBA great Dikembe Mutombo, and current NBA star Jeremy Lin.

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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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