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Today, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) joins the world in celebrating World Environment Day. Since its establishment almost five decades ago, World Environment Day is marked on the 5th of June every year globally. Under the theme 'Time for Nature,' this year's celebrations focus on nature's role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human development. Unlike the usual physical campaigns, the event will be commemorated via online platforms and…

Today, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) will join the rest of the world in the International Day for Biological Diversity celebration. Since its inception in 1993, the event is commemorated on the 22nd of May every year. This year, most if not all campaigns will be held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic guided by the theme is ‘Our Solutions are in Nature’.

In this light, AWF in collaboration with the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) Africa is hosting a…

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), alongside 18 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and major groups across Africa, held the fifth high-level meeting via a conference call on May 8, 2020. Discussions at the meeting revolved around defining Africa’s position on the Convention of Biological Diversity(CBD) Framework. The two-hour meeting, chaired by Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Founder of Conservation through Public Health, aimed at getting buy-in on the final draft of the Africa CSOs CBD Vision…

The African Wildlife Foundation condemns the killing of wildlife rangers in the Virunga National Park. This incident occurred 30 days after the Democratic Republic of Congo announced a national lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19. Visits to the park had been halted since March 19th, 2020.A park spokesman announced that 12 rangers and five civilians had been killed on Friday inside the park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the statement from Virunga…

AWF Protected Area Directors Meeting

This week, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) convened the first virtual African Protected Areas Directors Meeting aimed at sharing lessons on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on park management and revenues. More importantly, the meeting went further to propose…