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Global Talks, Urgent Local Issues

My trip to Durban started on a shuttle bus from Arusha to Nairobi...wrong direction, I know, but lower emissions than the flight AND you take a 0 off the price tag!

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Forest Day in Durban South Africa

It’s Sunday. Today is CIFOR’s (Centre for International Forestry Research) Forest Day. 1200 people are gathering to discuss the value and future of forests. The focus is global, but the fact that the COP 17 is in South Africa is a great opportunity to highlight the major plight of Africa’s forests. AWF President Helen Gichohi is giving the keynote address.

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Adaptation in Africa

November 29th, 2011 – Adaptation in Africa, recent experiences and knowledge gaps

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UN Climate Change Conference, South Africa

The following blog was written by AWF's Director of Land Conservation Kathleen Fitzgerald. Kathleen is part of a delegation of AWF staff attending a UN sponsored conference on climate change currently underway in Durban, South Africa. AWF is one of the many NGO's participating in the conference and is part of a coalition of organizations forming the Adaptation Hub, drawing attention to climate adaptation.

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Only in Uganda and Rwanda

This summer, AWF hosted an exclusive member safari to Uganda and Rwanda. There, the intrepid safari goers formed intimate relationships with each country, trekking through dense bamboo thickets to see mountain gorillas and spying chimpanzees in the rainforest. For guest Colleen, the friendships and memories made won’t soon be forgotten.

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