This week, at the 39th Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee Meeting in Bonn, Germany, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is once again calling on governments and extractive industries to adopt a ‘no go’ and ‘no impact’ policy in and around World Heritage Sites in Africa.
On Thursday, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Global Anti-Poaching Act, which will help the United States work with partner countries in disrupting and combating the global illegal wildlife trade.
The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of New York.
African Wildlife Foundation and WildAid, in partnership with Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, are launching a new public awareness campaign, one aimed at educating the Tanzanian public about the severe poaching crisis and building widespread support to protect elephants and other species from the illegal wildlife trade.
On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced it will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory in New York City’s Times Square.