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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…

This week, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) joined like-minded partners in a webinar organized by ESGX Live, a global community for connecting and sharing ideas, and Newday Impact Investing. The webinar’s topic was ‘Survival Instincts - Rethinking Our Relationship with Nature. AWF CEO Kaddu Sebunya gave the keynote address and later engaged in a moderated session on the challenges and opportunities in conservation in Africa.

The virtual meeting was attended by more than 350…

The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on July 10, 2020 released the findings of the second edition of the World Wildlife Crime Report dubbed ‘Trafficking in Protected Species’ via a webinar due to the ongoing global pandemic.  

The report underscores the implications of wildlife trafficking on nature and biodiversity at large.

It found that there has been a decline in the trade for ivory and rhino horn since 2015. This was triggered by the move by China and the USA…

UPDATE JULY 28, 2020: Testing has been completed in Botswana and Zimbabwe and continues in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Investigations also include an aerial survey. Officials have still not been able to confirm a cause of death.


African Wildlife Foundation has received with concern the news of mass deaths of elephants in Seronga, Botswana. In a news release to media houses dated July 2, 2020, the Botswana government through the Ministry of…

BROOKLYN, N.Y. AND WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2020) – At PS 107 in Brooklyn, the PTA goes above and beyond its routine work by making a special contribution to the global community. Each year, the “Beast Relief” committee at PS 107 partners with a leading wildlife conservation group to publish a children’s book about an endangered species. The books are written and illustrated by the fifth graders at PS 107, with all proceeds going to help protect wild animals and wildlands…