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On October 30,  2020, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in collaboration with the Friends of Nature (FON) collaborated yet again to host the second virtual China-Africa Youth Dialogue. This webinar sought to discuss ‘Sustainable Wildlife Trade and the Threats of the Natural Protected Areas’ in both regions that are rich in biodiversity hotspots. It attracted over 100 participants from across the globe who were eager to learn how best they can be part of building a better future.…

NAIROBI, KENYA (October 25, 2020) – African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) yesterday participated in the fourth edition of the Nature Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF) Congress themed 'Stories of Hope – inspiring a call to action.' Established in 2017 as a response to Black African documentary filmmakers in the nature, wildlife, and conservation space being rarer than some of the endangered species on our continent, one of the congress’ key objectives is the…

WASHINGTON, D.C. AND NAIROBI, KENYA (October 22, 2020) – African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) today issued an official statement in support of "The Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act Reauthorization,” introduced today by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio). The END Wildlife Trafficking Act is…

NAIROBI, KENYA/// News Advisory/// (October 14, 2020) Following a successful campaign on zoonosis in Africa, the African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) is set to launch the ‘Securing a #Future4GreatApes Campaign’ on Friday October 16, 2020.  This two-week campaign is aimed at highlighting the conservation status of great apes in Africa, the important roles they play, the growing threats to their survival and the recommended actions that need to be taken to…

WASHINGTON, D.C. AND NAIROBI, KENYA (September 28, 2020) – The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been closely monitoring the difficult situation for safari operators in Africa since the outset of the pandemic when travel bans and government closures began impacting protected areas and local communities on the front lines of wildlife conservation. On World Tourism Day, celebrated on September 27 African Wildlife Foundation detailed the ongoing challenges caused by the…