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Cynthia Moss Wins 2001 MacArthur Fellowship

  • 10/24/01

Amboseli Elephant Research Program (AERP) Director Cynthia Moss has been awarded a 2001 MacArthur Genius Fellowship. In 1972, while she was editor of AWF's newsletter Cynthia Moss established AERP, which has become the longest running study of elephants in the world. AERP, which became an independent organization in 2000, operates within the AWF-designated Kilimanjaro Heartland and meticulously records the births, deaths, family relationships and other dramatic events in the lives of over 900 elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya.

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AWF and USAID Continue Species and Land Conservation

  • 10/18/01

USAID/Africa Bureau

Support to the International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP) for Regional Mountain Gorilla Conservation in the Virungas, (Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo)

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Saving One of the World's Most Endangered Primate

  • 10/12/01

"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.

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Celebrating AWF's 40th Anniversary

  • 10/12/01

in Congo.

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.

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AWF and US Fish and Wildlife Service Sign Two New Agreements

  • 10/01/01

US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), International Conservation Program

Black Rhino Conservation in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

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