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AWF & Earthwatch Institute Collaborate on Conservation of African Heartlands

  • 01/15/02

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Earthwatch Institute (EWI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), documenting their intent to work collaboratively on the conservation of natural resources and landscapes in Africa. This collaboration will be in direct support of AWF's African Heartlands program. AWF Heartlands are large African landscapes of exceptional wildlife and natural value extending across state, private and community lands.

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AWF Office to Be Opened Soon in Zambia

  • 01/10/02

Adapted from the Zambia Daily Mail.

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the Government of the Republic of Zambia have signed an agreement regarding the establishment of a regional office in Zambia. The new agreement also sets out the terms of the collaboration between the two parties for the conservation of wildlife and natural resources.

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Surprise in the Kenyan Wild as Lioness Adopts Oryx

  • 01/07/02

Adapted from the Daily Nation

In the Samburu Game Reserve in Kenya, a lioness recently struck up friendship with an oryx calf in a spectacle that puzzled everyone including wildlife experts.

In a radical departure from its instincts, the full-grown lioness had been roaming in the reserve for the last two weeks in the company of the oryx, which it would ordinarily have killed for a meal. Tourists and game rangers watched in disbelief as the lioness and the frail brown baby oryx walked side by side and rested together, with the intimacy of a mother and her cub.

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Heartland Coordinators Visit Kilimanjaro Heartland

  • 12/12/01

Amboseli National Park - in the AWF-designated Kilimanjaro Heartland - hosts an amazing profusion of diverse wildlife. The park is a stunning mosaic of grassy plains, clear springs, mud pans, and Phoenix palm woodland framed by the presence of Mount Kilimanjaro. After an intellectually rigorous, yet stimulating week in Nairobi, the first comprehensive meeting of AWF's Heartland Program staff transferred the meeting to the living conference facilities of Amboseli.

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Dr. Patrick J. Bergin Appointed to Lead The African Wildlife Foundation

  • 11/21/01

Washington, D.C. -- The African Wildlife Foundation's (AWF) Chairman of the Board, Stuart T. Saunders Jr., has announced that Dr. Patrick J. Bergin has been appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2002. Dr. Bergin succeeds R. Michael Wright, AWF's President and CEO for the last seven and one half years. Mr. Wright is leaving AWF to join the MacArthur Foundation to direct its Conservation and Sustainable Development Program.

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