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Kenya Sets Ablaze 15 Tonnes of Ivory

  • 03/03/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya
15 tonnes of ivory are destroyed in Kenya’s Nairobi National Park.

Today Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta burned 15 tonnes of confiscated ivory to commemorate World Wildlife Day as fellow Kenyans and representatives from the African Union, the United Nations and various conservation organizations looked on.

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World Wildlife Day Highlights Severity of Wildlife Crime

  • 03/02/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya
A snapshot of AWF's wildlife crime infographic.

Governments, conservation groups and citizens around the world will celebrate World Wildlife Day on March 3, but the celebrations may be muted as many of the planet’s species face the threat of extinction.

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China Bans Ivory Imports For One Year

  • 02/27/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Ivory bangles and trinkets

On Thursday, China, the world’s largest ivory-consuming nation, imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports, according to a public notice posted on the official site of the State Forestry Administration.

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WILD to INSPIRE Finalists Announced

  • 02/26/15
  • Washington, D.C.
Dan Duran with Maasai Steppe team filming

Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), announced today the four finalists of the second annual WILD TO INSPIRE filmmaking competition.

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Partnership to Strengthen Media Coverage of Conservation Issues

  • 02/25/15
  • Nairobi, Kenya
AMI and AWF sign agreement

On February 20th, the African Media Initiative (AMI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) signed a three-year partnership agreement aimed at improving, strengthening and encouraging media coverage of wildlife and environmental conservation issues on the continent.

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