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KINSHASA, CONGO AND NAIROBI, KENYA — An attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo by unidentified gunmen has claimed the lives of six park rangers and wounded others at Virunga National Park. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) condemns the killing of wildlife rangers at Virunga and the growing trend of violent attacks there, which has been on the rise. Twelve rangers and five civilians were gunned down in a…

Last week African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) conducted a writeshop at the KWS Training Institute in Naivasha to analyze the needs and gaps of the KWS Law Enforcement Academy curriculum at Manyani. KWS developed a questionnaire, which they disbursed to their personnel throughout the country to be filled. The questionnaire was divided into three sections: the first section focusing on employee details, the second paying attention to skills review, and…

News Advisory /// One hundred under-35 conservationists will be the recipients of the first-ever Top 100 Youth Conservation Award in 2021. The award is a collaboration between the Africa Alliance of the YMCA, World Scouts Movement, African Wildlife Foundation, and WWF.

Youth networks and conservation organizations are therefore invited to nominate young African leaders under the age of 35 who have been actively involved over the last three years in impactful…

Experts Underscore the Critical Role of the Youth Bulge in Africa to Help Turn Back the Tide of Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

NAIROBI, KENYA AND WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 10, 2020) – African Wildlife Foundation today joined Young Presidents Organization (YPO) during a virtual meeting of CEOs from around the globe to brief their network of entrepreneurs and business leaders about the growing threat of illegal…

"If we cannot find a balance between nature and economic development, humans will suffer the most," a financing biodiversity webinar concludes.

The African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) and the African Development Bank held the first joint webinar on ‘Financing Biodiversity in Africa from All Sources’ on 3 December 2020.

The webinar sought to explore how best to scale up finance for biodiversity…