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African youth lead the future of biodiversity conservation

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African Wildlife Foundation has valued the role of youth in wildlife conservation since its creation, establishing the College of African Wildlife Management in 1961. Of the hundreds of students trained at the institution in Mweka, Tanzania, many developed careers in conservation leadership as scientists, park managers, and rangers.

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Healthy lion populations provide significant ecosystem benefits

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A new report supported by African Wildlife Foundation and others details the valuable ecosystem services provided by "lionscapes," or landscapes in which lions thrive as apex predators.

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Working with China to build investment and awareness that protects African wildlife

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With various billion-dollar investments across sub-Saharan Africa in technology, infrastructure, and industry, China is fast becoming one of the continent’s most significant trade and development partners. Linking African governments and Chinese entities working across the region, African Wildlife Foundation ensures that Africa’s wildlife populations and essential ecosystems are represented in the continent’s development agenda with China.

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Nurturing community conservation in Cameroon against all odds

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You finish your last meeting in a nearby town at 4 p.m. You are tired and ready to head home. You have made this trip many times before and know it takes exactly three hours. After all, yours is usually the only car on the road, so traffic jams are not a consideration.

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Lion-proof enclosures, beehive barriers, and chilies stem human-wildlife conflict

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Bomas are traditional wooden or thorn-bush/wire mesh enclosures designed to keep cattle in and predators out. With help from African Wildlife Foundation, Tanzanian Maasai pastoralists living around Manyara Ranch have benefited from an upgrade: mobile, predator-proof, metal bomas.

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