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Rabies Outbreak Threatens African Wild Dogs

  • 07/06/05

With only 300 African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) left in Kenya, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and our partners are working diligently to mitigate the key threats to this important carnivore. Research on this highly endangered predator is conducted in parts of Laikipia, Samburu, Isiolo, and Baringo districts in northern Kenya, a landscape that AWF calls the Samburu Heartland. This area contains a mosaic of land-use types, including pastoralist areas, commercial livestock ranches, areas devoted to wildlife-based tourism, small-scale farming, and protected areas.

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Rwanda Comes Together for Gorilla Naming Ceremony

  • 06/25/05

President Kagame, wildlife authorities, conservation groups, and residents of Rwanda came together on Saturday for the naming of 30 endangered mountain gorilla babies (Gorilla beringei beringei). There are only 700 mountain gorillas surviving in the world, and 380 of them are in Rwanda. For Rwanda and its people, conservation of mountain gorillas is more than simply preserving one of the world's last great ape species. The gorillas are the country's main tourist attraction and have become perhaps the country's greatest icon.

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Starbucks Partners with AWF in its Global Coffee Sustainability Initiatives

  • 06/24/05

WASHINGTON & NAIROBI; June 23, 2005 Building on its ongoing global coffee sustainability commitment in coffee farms and cooperatives throughout the world, Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) today announced the launch of the "Coffee for Conservation" project, which is aimed at promoting coffee quality, environmental sustainability and natural resource conservation in east Africa.

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Meet Mompoloki Morapedi and Future African Conservationist

  • 05/23/05

AWF strongly believes that Africans are the ideal stewards of the continent's natural resources and that's why more than 80 percent of AWF's staff are African. But, AWF believes that simply hiring Africans is not enough. In order to empower Africans to help the wildlife and wild lands survive, AWF invests many resources in training and educating future conservationists. Naturally, this includes helping individuals pursue advanced degrees in conservation-related fields. It also includes investing in individuals who have shown a keen interest in helping to conserve Africa's wildlife.

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Private Lands to Be Conserved in Kenya

  • 05/16/05

(Nairobi, Kenya) The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) today announced an important milestone in the race to save habitat for wildlife in this east African country renowned for its elephants, lion and other large wildlife. Kenya's Minister for Housing and Lands has granted incorporation to a new national body which will allow land to be privately held for conservation, thus supplementing the traditional government parks and reserves.

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