Conference themes mirror AWF’s efforts to ensure tourism industry benefits local communities and conserves wildlife
NAIROBI, Kenya, August 23, 2013 — 16 years after its inception, the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference returns to Kenya, underscoring the Africa's importance as a tourism destination. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), along with the Kenya Tourism Board, will be a main sponsor of the conference, which takes place from September 24–27 at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel. The conference will bring together hundreds of tourism professionals from more than 35 countries to advance sustainability goals within the tourism industry and promote policies and practices that benefit communities, businesses, and the environment.
Machenje Fishing Lodge offers innovative model for communities that may benefit from conservation-driven enterprise
KAZUNGULA DISTRICT, Zambia, August 13, 2013—The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Taonga Safaris, and residents of the Sekute Chiefdom today celebrated the opening of Machenje Fishing Lodge, a community-owned conservation enterprise located about 60 km outside of Livingstone, Zambia. Zambia’s Minister of Tourism and Arts, Hon. Sylvia T. Masebo, MP, officially opened the lodge.
AWF continues its land lease initiatives and secures more than 7,000 acres allowing elephants save haven to roam
NAIROBI, Kenya, August 07, 2013 – Elephants and other wildlife are getting more room to roam this month, as the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) signs more than 700 new land leases, amounting to more than 7,000 protected acres of land, in the Amboseli ecosystem.
Conservation NGO hosted vice chair of Clinton Foundation and other representatives on visit to local conservation-themed school, community-owned enterprise in Zambia
President Obama’s Announcement on Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Comes at Critical Time as Elephant and Rhino Poaching Reach Record Highs in Africa
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 01, 2013 — U.S. President Barack Obama announced today in a press conference with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, that he has signed an Executive Order to enhance U.S. Government efforts to help combat the scourge of illegal wildlife trafficking and poaching occurring on the African continent.