On September 28, 2018, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni passed out 487 ranger recruits at Paraa Training Wing in Murchison Falls National Park. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has been working with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) on training and equipping the wildlife protection agency’s ranger force to enhance data collection and ecological monitoring using the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) and CyberTracker technology which was instituted within UWA.
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) on September 10, 2018 hosted Chinese actress Jiang Yiyan and her crew at its Nairobi headquarters. Ms. Yiyan is on a week-long trip to research and prepare for her next movie which will be wildlife and conservation themed.
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in partnership with the Beijing Zoo launched the exhibition Save African Endangered Species on September 7, 2018.
Alexa Gray, a young conservation champion and daughter of African Wildlife Foundation Trustee (AWF) Donald Gray, was today among 23 international personalities who named baby gorillas at the 14th Kwita Izina ceremony in Kinigi, northern Rwanda.
According to the Great Elephant Census, Botswana holds 37% of Africa’s endangered elephant population, making it home to the largest population in the world. Despite the lack of fences on the international border, data from tracking collars showed elephants retreating from Angola, Namibia and Zambia and deciding to stay within the boundaries of Botswana where it was thought to be safe. With only 130,000 elephants, Botswana has been described as their last sanctuary in Africa as poaching for ivory continues to wipe out herds across the rest of the continent.