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New Mountain Gorilla Census Reveals Unprecedented Results

  • 05/31/18
  • Washington, D.C.
Mountain gorilla

Today the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) celebrates a conservation win for mountain gorillas after a new census revealed that their total population has surpassed 1,000, up from the previous global number of 880 in 2011. The 1000-plus figure represents the largest number of mountain gorillas ever recorded in the transboundary Virunga Massif encompassing 174 square miles of three national parks in Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda, plus Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest—the only other location in the world where this critically endangered great ape is found.

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AWF Mourns Death of Conservation Matriarch Daphne Sheldrick

  • 04/13/18
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Wildlife conservation leader, Daphine Sheldrick, with an African elephant

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has learnt with great sadness the death of conservation matriarch Daphne Sheldrick on April 12, 2018.

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UK Government Move to Impose a Ban on Ivory Sales Gives Hope to Elephant Survival

  • 04/03/18
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Picture of two African elephants in the savannah

The U.K. government has announced that it will ban the trade of items made from ivory, a move seen by many conservationists as a hugely important step towards safeguarding the future of elephants.

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AWF Launches UK Operations

  • 04/02/18
  • London
AWF hosts its inaugural event at the Royal Geographical Society in London

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) hosted its inaugural event in the United Kingdom on March 28, 2018 at the Royal Geographical Society. 100 guests from the government, media, private sector, individual donors, and other groups took part in an evening highlighting the beginning of AWF operations in the U.K.

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AWF Reacts to the Death of the Last Male Northern White Rhino

  • 03/20/18
  • Washington, D.C.
Last male northern white rhino guarded 24/7 by rangers.

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is deeply saddened to hear that the northern white rhino is teetering on the edge of extinction. With the death of the last remaining male rhino yesterday, this subspecies is all but gone due to poaching. This is just another tragic reminder of how culpable humans are for the loss of the world’s most charismatic wildlife, and that we all must become global stewards for Africa.

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