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AWF Trustee Takes Part in Kwita Izina Ceremony

  • 09/07/18
  • Washington, D.C.
Image of the baby gorilla named at the Kwita Izina ceremony.

Alexa Gray, a young conservation champion and daughter of African Wildlife Foundation Trustee (AWF) Donald Gray, was today among 23 international personalities who named baby gorillas at the 14th Kwita Izina ceremony in Kinigi, northern Rwanda.

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AWF Calls for International Support to Combat Elephant Poaching Crisis

  • 09/05/18
  • Washington, D.C
Herd of African elephants in Etosha National Park

 

According to the Great Elephant Census, Botswana holds 37% of Africa’s endangered elephant population, making it home to the largest population in the world. Despite the lack of fences on the international border, data from tracking collars showed elephants retreating from Angola, Namibia and Zambia and deciding to stay within the boundaries of Botswana where it was thought to be safe. With only 130,000 elephants, Botswana has been described as their last sanctuary in Africa as poaching for ivory continues to wipe out herds across the rest of the continent. 

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AWF Convenes First East African Wildlife Crime Prosecutors Group

  • 09/03/18
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Photo of AWF Vice President Species Protection presenting to participants at East African Wildlife Prosecutors Coalition Workshop

The East African Association of Prosecutors, in partnership with the National Public Prosecution Authority Rwanda, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), and Space for Giants held the first-ever East African Wildlife Prosecutors Coalition Workshop in Kigali, Rwanda from August 14-16, 2018.

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AWF Donates Patrol Vehicle to LUMO Conservancy

  • 08/28/18
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Two African elephants and an African buffalo at a watering hole

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has donated a specially customized patrol car to the LUMO Conservancy in the Greater Tsavo Landscape to aid in wildlife protection and community conservation.

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New Partnership Launched to Support Simien Mountains National Park

  • 08/20/18
  • Washington, D.C.
Image of Simien Mountains National Park, a World Heritage Site

Addis Ababa – August 18, 2018 - The Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA), the German Development Cooperation financed through German Development Bank KfW and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) have launched a four-year project to conserve and develop the Simien Mountains National Park (SMNP), a World Heritage Site.

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