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African Wildlife Foundation has received with concern the news of mass deaths of elephants in Seronga, Botswana. In a news release to media houses dated July 2, 2020, the Botswana government through the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation, and Tourism have verified 275 elephant carcasses against the 356 reported cases.

So far, the cause of the deaths has not been confirmed. In the release, the ministry has confirmed that three laboratories in Zimbabwe, South…

BROOKLYN, N.Y. AND WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2020) – At PS 107 in Brooklyn, the PTA goes above and beyond its routine work by making a special contribution to the global community. Each year, the “Beast Relief” committee at PS 107 partners with a leading wildlife conservation group to publish a children’s book about an endangered species. The books are written and illustrated by the fifth graders at PS 107, with all proceeds going to help protect wild animals and wildlands…

AWF mourns the death of ‘Rafiki’ as a monumental loss for mountain gorilla range in Uganda, Rwanda, DRC; Underscores growing economic drivers from loss of tourism, including but not limited to food security, increased poaching and human-wildlife conflict.

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) today mourns the loss of Rafiki, a famed silverback gorilla and member of the Nkuringo group in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, located in south-western Uganda in the Kanungu…

Residents of Kilombero District in south-western Tanzania commemorated this year’s World Environment Day by assessing the progress they have made in restoring forest landscapes along the Mchombe River.

With support from the African Wildlife Foundation, the Rufiji Basin Water Board, and the Kilombero District Council, 14 communities in the landscape have since 2017 planted trees and adopted climate-smart agricultural practices in a bid to restore and protect the ecosystem.

The…

The year 2020 with its global pandemic and the tragic death of George Floyd has brought many critical societal issues to light.  While neither is unique to the year, the global attention made possible through modern day communications presents us an opportunity to join together to address them head on.

As an African father and an African leader, I speak with conviction for young Africans growing up in every corner of the world, when I say they all deserve the chance to live…