The movement to end wildlife crime gained some powerful new supporters this month, as four companies announced commitments to fight illegal wildlife trafficking and joined the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance.
For those who often read about the state of wildlife today, the narrative isn’t always a happy one—in fact, more often than not it’s just the opposite.
Whether you've only seen it through photographs and videos, or have experienced it for yourself in person, there's no denying the majestic beauty of Africa's picturesque landscapes and awe-inspiring wildlife. Sadly, habitat loss, poaching, climate change and more threaten the continued existence of these incredible ecosystems, as well as those who depend on them to survive.
Happy Earth Day! On this 45th anniversary of the international day to celebrate our wonderful planet, many people across the globe find themselves oscillating between feelings of grave concern and marked optimism.
“My film is going to be a failure if people aren’t changed,” Louie Psihoyos told AWF staff gathered in a conference room in Washington, DC a few weeks ago. The DC Environmental Film Festival had just come to a close, and the Academy Award-winning director’s newest work, "Racing Extinction," had been the event’s grand finale.