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The illegal trafficking of protected African wildlife species can take various gory forms across the continent. Wildlife management authorities and investigators often discover concealed elephant tusks still dripping with blood or even pieces of flesh and hides, but they are also likely to find crocodile eggs or pangolin scales. The contraband counts as evidence, as do the tools and weapons…

Almost 20 million protestors took to the streets across the United States to stop pollution and environmental destruction on April 22, 1970, or Earth Day. Fifty years later, the movement is global but the fight for the future of the planet is taking place online. The contrast could not be starker, and the cause is equally complex and dire. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic…

“Every day is Earth Day,” says Derrick Mugisha. An environmental scientist and active member of youth-led biodiversity protection groups, he is leading the 50th-anniversary celebration of Earth Day in Uganda.

Mugisha is one of nine Earth Day Network organizers in nine African countries supported by African Wildlife Foundation to mobilize volunteers and engage in cross-sector…

Our global International Policy and Government Relations team — located in Kenya, Switzerland, and the United States — connects African Wildlife Foundation’s on-the-ground conservation programs with government priorities across the world to advise on, develop, and implement conservation-friendly policies that address drivers of wildlife loss in focal landscapes across the African continent.…

Developing: As I was writing about the incredible community conservation program at Olderkesi, the COVID-19 crisis was just developing. Now, as I finish this piece, unfortunately, much of the work outlined here is in great threat as tourism comes to a grinding halt in the wake of the pandemic. Cottar’s Safaris find themselves in the same position as most safari outfits. Tourism revenues…