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Before African alpine bamboo grows into the tall, verdant stands clustered across high mountain forests, it starts off as a fragile shoot from a seed so tiny that it is invisible to the naked eye.

The young plants of Yushania alpina, ranging from 2-10 centimeters in height, are known as wildings. Twenty thousand of these shoots have been collected from Kenya’s Aberdare Range,…

Two months ago, I arrived in Kinshasa after a grueling four weeks deep inside the dense Congo Basin rainforest delivering critical materials so rural communities can protect themselves against the coronavirus disease.

It was an extraordinarily challenging journey, done primarily by motorcycle on hundreds of kilometers of forest trails barely wide enough for a man to walk, let alone a…

In the wake of the shocking death of Rafiki, one of Uganda's best-known and most-loved gorillas, conservationists are closely watching the Nkuringo gorilla group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

In June, Rafiki was speared by a poacher who later admitted to hunting pig and antelope in the park. He said he killed the gorilla in self-defense when the silverback charged. The Ugandan…

African Wildlife Foundation conserves elephant and rhino populations by supporting the work of rangers and community wildlife scouts — the “boots on the ground” who shield highly endangered animals from poachers’ guns.

We provide and facilitate training in surveillance, tracking, wilderness survival, and essential skills to combat illegal wildlife killing and trafficking. Likewise, we…

In April 2019, two women who are influencing the course of conservation in Africa — Fiesta Warinwa and Didi Wamukoya — traveled from Nairobi to visit their African Wildlife Foundation colleagues in the US and UK. Over three weeks, they met with AWF partners and supporters who make their work possible and appeared in various forums to discuss their work.

At National Public Radio…