Surveys find Chinese public highly supportive of wildlife protection but unaware of African poaching crises
BEIJING, China, April 16, 2013 -- Today, former NBA star and Chinese icon, Yao Ming, launched a major public awareness campaign targeting consumption of ivory and rhino horn in China in partnership with WildAid, Save the Elephants, African Wildlife Foundation, and the Yao Ming Foundation.
A protective phone case that combats deforestation
SHENZHEN, China, April 1, 2013 -- In step with the release of its first range of protective cases, Coconut Workshop has allied itself with African Wildlife Foundation in an effort to save the Mau Forest, as well as protecting the environment.
Winning Filmmaker Will Apprentice With Acclaimed National Geographic Filmmaker in Africa
SUN VALLEY, Idaho, March 15, 2012 -- Nat Geo WILD, in partnership with the Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), announced today at the Sun Valley Film Festival the first annual WILD to INSPIRE Short Film Competition—a short film competition that will give independent documentarians the chance to win an apprenticeship in wildlife filmmaking with an acclaimed National Geographic filmmaker in Africa.
As the CITES conference ramps up, conservation NGO urges Africans to stand up for their natural heritage and join in the fight to end illegal wildlife trafficking
NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11, 2013 -- As the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)—the treaty that regulates the global trade of endangered wildlife and plants—enters its second week, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) calls on Africans to make a stand to save their natural heritage. Rampant poaching has ravaged the continent in recent years, and the ramifications of this illegal wildlife trafficking extend far and wide.
PLOS ONE study with largest dataset on forest elephants ever compiled reveals a loss of more than 60 percent in the past decade.
NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 -- African forest elephants are being poached out of existence. A study just published in the online journal PLOS ONE shows that across their range in central Africa, a staggering 62 percent of all forest elephants have been killed for their ivory over the past decade.