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AWF Launches UK Operations

  • 04/02/18
  • London
AWF hosts its inaugural event at the Royal Geographical Society in London

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) hosted its inaugural event in the United Kingdom on March 28, 2018 at the Royal Geographical Society. 100 guests from the government, media, private sector, individual donors, and other groups took part in an evening highlighting the beginning of AWF operations in the U.K.

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AWF Reacts to the Death of the Last Male Northern White Rhino

  • 03/20/18
  • Washington, D.C.
Last male northern white rhino guarded 24/7 by rangers.

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is deeply saddened to hear that the northern white rhino is teetering on the edge of extinction. With the death of the last remaining male rhino yesterday, this subspecies is all but gone due to poaching. This is just another tragic reminder of how culpable humans are for the loss of the world’s most charismatic wildlife, and that we all must become global stewards for Africa.

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World Wildlife Day 2018: Big Cats Under Threat

  • 03/05/18
  • Washington, D.C.
World Wildlife Day 2018 focused on the threats big cats face

Saturday, March 3, marked World Wildlife Day 2018. This year’s events across the globe were designed to draw attention to the increasingly tangible threats big cats face. From Africa to the Amazon to Siberia, big cats have quietly come under serious fire over the last few decades.

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AWF Responds to Trump Administration's Proposed Budget

  • 02/20/18
  • Washington, D.C.
Photo of lone wild leopard in Africa

On Monday, February 12, President Trump released his proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year. The African Wildlife Foundation is disappointed in the proposal and considers it a neglectful and shortsighted fiscal blueprint that positions the United States to take a back seat in the global fight to protect wildlife domestically and abroad.

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AWF Mourns the Death of Top Ivory Investigator

  • 02/07/18
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Photo of Esmond Bradley Martin at public event

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has learned with great sadness about the death of top ivory investigator Esmond Bradley Martin in Nairobi, Kenya.

A dedicated wildlife conservationist, Esmond’s groundbreaking investigations into illegal wildlife trade shaped the fight against elephant and rhino poaching. His research exposed cartels and black markets behind ivory and rhino horn trade, bringing the plight of elephants and rhinos to global attention.

AWF Trustee Veronica Verakova said Esmond’s death was a tragedy and a setback.

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