Support to the International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP) for Regional Mountain Gorilla Conservation in the Virungas, (Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo)
"There would be no mountain gorillas in the Virungas today", the late Robinson McIlvaine once said, "were it not for Dian Fossey's tireless efforts over many years". McIlvaine served as U.S. Ambassador to Kenya before becoming director of AWF's African operations and then AWF president, and he knew Fossey personally.
Besides gorilla tracking and the raw beauty of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, guests can go mountain biking along the ridge, take forest walks and meet the forests guardians--the Batwa.
To read the full story in The Independent, click here.
To learn more about AWF's work to protect the mountain gorilla, click here.
US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), International Conservation Program
Black Rhino Conservation in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
In response to Tuesday's (9/11/01) tragic events, The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) would like to express our sincere sorrow and sympathy to all those affected by the terrorist bombings. Our prayers and our thoughts are with you.
We also would like to share with you some of the beautiful comments that our African staff members are sharing with our Washington D.C. office during this difficult time.
R. Michael Wright, President / CEO