The impact of coronavirus is being felt across the world and conservation projects are no different.
Every year on March 22, the world celebrates World Water Day in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of water in protecting the sanctity of life and maintaining the health of the planet's ecosystems.
The Freshwater Conservation and Water Sanitation and Health (WASH) Integration Community of Practice meeting took place at the Four Points Hotel in Nairobi on February 25, 2020. Convened by the Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET) and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG), the meeting attracted participants both from the public and private sectors as well as university students. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), being a member of ABCG, was also in attendance.
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), cybersecurity firm Irdeto, and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) have partnered to train cybercrime investigators in mobile technologies at AWF headquarters from February 17-23, 2020. The seven-day Mobile Forensic Certification Course targets investigators from KWS and is the first step in setting up the wildlife authority's digital forensic unit to fight illegal wildlife trade.
Conservation organizations across Kenya have convened for a week-long National Lion Survey Training at the African Wildlife Foundation headquarters. This first-of-a-kind training held from February 8-11, 2020 has attracted several participants from different regions of Kenya. The participating organizations include the Kenya Wildlife Service, Wildlife Works, Tsavo Trust, Ewaso Lions, Born Free, University of Nairobi, Wildlife Conservation Society, Kenya Wildlife Trust, and Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Being the first-ever national lion census being conducted in Africa, it breaks ground for African leadership in conservation.