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NAIROBI, KENYA /// News Advisory /// As the world continues to grapple with the new reality that COVID-19 has brought thus far, the categorization of the virus as a zoonotic disease must not be ignored. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the secretariat to an alliance of over 80 African civil society organizations working in conservation that identify as the African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA). This alliance is aimed at engaging with the development of the post-…

Rangers and Community Wildlife Scouts from Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe to Provide First-Hand Testimony About the Growing Challenges and Risks of Protecting Africa’s Wildlife During COVID-19.

WASHINGTON, D.C., LONDON, U.K. AND NAIROBI, KENYA /// News Advisory /// On World Ranger Day 2020, increased illegal activity and violence threaten the lives of men and women working on the front lines to preserve endangered species and diverse…

African Wildlife Foundation joins the global community to mourn the loss of H.E. Benjamin Mkapa who passed away in Dar-es-Salaam earlier today. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, his friends and the nation of Tanzania who have lost a true gem.

“I am broken and deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden passing of my good friend and colleague Benjamin Mkapa. His dedication and commitment to wildlife conservation and brilliant diplomatic statesmanship was second…

This week, the Cameroon Youth Biodiversity Network officially kickstarted its preliminary discussions on the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework and the country's second National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan. The group of 20 young influencers from various sectors in Cameroon were set to meet in March, but with the novel pandemic, the team had to reschedule. This extra time has enabled them to review the 10-year Biodiversity Implementation Strategy and evaluate if the document has factored…

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) joins the world to remember and celebrate the life and contributions of Nelson Mandela on July 18, 2020. Eleven years ago, the U.N. General Assembly declared July 18 ‘Nelson Mandela International Day.’ The day was enacted in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

In his tenure as South Africa’s president, Mandela championed a number of causes. Among them was wildlife conservation in…