A new Visitor Center at Lake Manyara National Park is bringing conservation messages to park guests, thanks to a partnership between AWF, USAID, and Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA). The new center educates visitors about the park's importance as an anchor in the Tanzanian landscape and explains ongoing efforts to conserve the natural resources of the area.
In a festive ceremony set in the dense vegetation of the park, Tanzanian and U.S. dignitaries opened the Visitor Center on April 6, 2004.
Conservationists now have more resources to study the elephants of the Maasai Steppe and protect their habitat, thanks to an $80,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
You would think elephants would be relatively easy to count. After all, they are the largest terrestrial mammal on earth. But it gets complicated when their range crosses three national boundaries and the elephants are constantly on the move.
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South Africa is commonly promoted as "The Rainbow Nation" and "A World In One Country", and with two oceans, subtropical savannah, arid scrubland, deserts, and the impressive Drakensberg Mountains, this is hard to deny. This large country is rich in natural beauty and wildlife diversity and covers about 4% of the continent's land surface.
CHICAGO, April 5, 2004 - For the first time, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) will hold a gala fundraising event in Chicago on May 6, 2004. The dinner and auction will take place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Internationally acclaimed and award-winning wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert will share their personal experiences and breathtaking wildlife footage at the event, which will also include a silent and live auction. The event will also pay tribute to the legacy of the late Jeffrey R. Short, Jr., a Chicago native who served on the AWF board for more than 20 years.