Hi everybody. This is Media, the Programme Officer for IGCP Rwanda. It's taken me a bit of time, but I wanted to write about the recent fire in Volcanoes National Park and all of the heroic efforts of people working in and living near the Park to put it out. Fortunately, the mountain gorillas IGCP works to protect were nowhere near the flames, but we are honored to have joined all the brave people who helped contain the destructive fire.
It started on what seemed like an ordinary weekend. I got a call in the morning from a beekeeper telling me that Volcanoes National Park was on fire!
“Hi, Erin! I have an AWF credit card and I would like to know what percentage of each purchase I make actually goes towards AWF? Does my using an AWF credit card help AWF and the animals of Africa at all?”
--Monica, Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.
Monica, thank you very much for helping the wildlife of Africa and AWF by owning an AWF credit card!
For those of you who may not be aware, a few years ago AWF developed a VISA credit card in partnership with the U.S. Bank.
I would like to say hi to all of you who have been following and supporting Nakedi’s work. My name is Nnzumbeni Tshikalange -- Nakedi introduced me in the previous blog.
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“One of my favorite animals in the world is the horse. I love horses! Since you started this blog, I wanted to ask the question I have always wanted to ask: are there any horses native to Africa?”
-Jen, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Well, yes and no. There are horses that are native to Africa but they did not originate in Africa.