The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) held a gala event at the Serena hotel in Nairobi, Kenya last week to celebrate its 45th Anniversary with AWF staff and Trustees, conservation partners, members of the government, and friends.
AWF joins our colleagues at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the rest of the conservation community in mourning the tragic deaths of WWF staff members and other partners.
WWF lost seven of their colleagues, their friends, in a helicopter crash in Ghunsa, Nepal on September 25, 2006. Our sincere condolences to the family of those lost.
Visit WWF's website for a message from the Director General.
Following the Success of Relentless Enemies, Filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert Spend Three Years in the Wilds of Africa Capturing Astonishing Transformation in the Life of a Single Leopard.
As we reported in December 2004, a young mountain gorilla was confiscated from four poachers by Rwandan police and the Rwandan Office of Tourism and Parks (ORTPN), during an undercover operation to intercept an illegal poaching incident. The young female gorilla, estimated to be between 3 years of age at the time, was not expected to survive.
With support from AWF, an organization called BEADS is improving the livelihoods of Maasai communities in Kenya. BEADS, which stands for Beads for Education, Advancement Development and Success, supports educational sponsorships for girls, career counseling, community service projects, HIV/AIDS prevention, and famine relief programs.
BEADS holds an annual Walkathon to raise awareness and sponsorships for this important work. This year's Walkathon--100 miles from Isinya to Amboseli National Park--is called "Break the Chains of Illiteracy" and will take place January 6-13, 2007.