On Monday, China’s State Council released a statement declaring that rhino and tiger parts from farmed animals can now be used "in medical research and healing" in "qualified hospitals by qualified doctors," which reverses a 1993 ban that was allowed to lapse. "There is absolutely no scientific data to prove that rhino horn is medicine," said Dr. Philip Muruthi, AWF Chief Scientist and VP of Species Protection. "We have a moral obligation to tell people the truth."
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) will invest $25 million over the next four years to support efforts by African governments and local communities to protect wildlife and wild lands on the continent.
“Evidence from our work shows that we can win this war.” — AWF President Kaddu Sebunya
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is doubling down on our commitment to support African governments and local communities to fight the threat of poaching.
On September 28, 2018, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni passed out 487 ranger recruits at Paraa Training Wing in Murchison Falls National Park. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been working with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) on training and equipping the wildlife protection agency’s ranger force to enhance data collection and ecological monitoring using the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) and CyberTracker technology which was instituted within UWA.
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) on September 10, 2018 hosted Chinese actress Jiang Yiyan and her crew at its Nairobi headquarters. Ms. Yiyan is on a week-long trip to research and prepare for her next movie which will be wildlife and conservation themed.