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Placing Wildlife Before Borders at CITES

  • 09/15/16
  • Johannesburg
Ivory pyres waiting to be burned in Kenya earlier this year

AWF believes Africa’s unique wildlife need to be viewed and managed in total – as a larger continental herd for Africa’s elephants and as one continental pride for Africa’s lions.

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Closure of Domestic Markets for Elephant Ivory

  • 09/10/16
  • Hawaii
Closure of Domestic Markets for Elephant Ivory

The World Conservation Congress voted earlier today in Hawaii to pass Motion 007 on the closure of domestic markets for elephant ivory.

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AWF Signs Memorandum of Understanding with COMESA

  • 09/06/16
  • Kigali, Rwanda
President Kaddu Sebunya Announces Agreement

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). The Memorandum will enable AWF and COMESA to work more closely to ensure that wildlife habitats are least negatively impacted while Africa implements its development agenda.

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Listing of The Eastern Gorilla on the Critically Endangered List

  • 09/06/16
  • Washington, D.C.

The Eastern Gorilla also known as Grauer’s Gorilla – the largest living primate – has been listed as Critically Endangered, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released on 5 September 2016 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress taking place in Hawaii.

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Conviction of Feisal Mohammed Ali

  • 07/26/16
  • Nairobi
Feisal Ali Mohammed in Courtroom

The African Wildlife Foundation is elated with the landmark court ruling in which Feisal Mohammed Ali, the godfather of illegal ivory trade was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

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