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Last week African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) conducted a two-day workshop funded by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at Maanzoni Lodge in Machakos to analyze the results of the needs and gaps assessment of the KWS Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) curriculum at Manyani. The analysis involved thorough scrutiny of the needs identified within the report and how soon they can be incorporated in the current curriculum development to ensure speedy…

NAIROBI, KENYA AND WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 26, 2021) — African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) announced today a partnership with California-based Blue Pacific Flavors, an established leader in natural and organic fruit flavors. Blue Pacific Flavors will donate three percent of the net sales of its Kilimanjaro Pure Vanilla Extract to support AWF’s mission to protect wildlife and wildlands as an essential part of a modern and prosperous Africa. Kilimanjaro VanillaTM,…

Online Wildlife Treks in Uganda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe Shine a Light on AWF's New 10-Year Strategy; Pave the Way for Restoring In-person Tourism by Late Summer.

WASHINGTON, D.C. AND NAIROBI, KENYA (January 25, 2021) – African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) hosted its first-ever virtual safari to Tanzania in October, which focused not only on giving participants a real taste of the safari experience but offered an opportunity…

On January 22, 2021, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in collaboration with the Friends of Nature (FON) organized the third webinar set to convene Chinese and African youth to discuss the integral role the Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLCs) play in conservation and how best to engage. The virtual dialogue had over 190 participants from various regions around the world who were eager to share their own experiences and recommendations.

These dialogue series have been…

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…