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AWF mourns the death of ‘Rafiki’ as a monumental loss for mountain gorilla range in Uganda, Rwanda, DRC; Underscores growing economic drivers from loss of tourism, including but not limited to food security, increased poaching and human-wildlife conflict.

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) today mourns the loss of Rafiki, a famed silverback gorilla and member of the Nkuringo group in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, located in south-western Uganda in the Kanungu…

Residents of Kilombero District in south-western Tanzania commemorated this year’s World Environment Day by assessing the progress they have made in restoring forest landscapes along the Mchombe River.

With support from the African Wildlife Foundation, the Rufiji Basin Water Board, and the Kilombero District Council, 14 communities in the landscape have since 2017 planted trees and adopted climate-smart agricultural practices in a bid to restore and protect the ecosystem.

The…

The year 2020 with its global pandemic and the tragic death of George Floyd has brought many critical societal issues to light.  While neither is unique to the year, the global attention made possible through modern day communications presents us an opportunity to join together to address them head on.

As an African father and an African leader, I speak with conviction for young Africans growing up in every corner of the world, when I say they all deserve the chance to live…

Today, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) joins the world in celebrating World Environment Day. Since its establishment almost five decades ago, World Environment Day is marked on the 5th of June every year globally. Under the theme 'Time for Nature,' this year's celebrations focus on nature's role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human development. Unlike the usual physical campaigns, the event will be commemorated via online platforms and…

Today, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) will join the rest of the world in the International Day for Biological Diversity celebration. Since its inception in 1993, the event is commemorated on the 22nd of May every year. This year, most if not all campaigns will be held online due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic guided by the theme is ‘Our Solutions are in Nature’.

In this light, AWF in collaboration with the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) Africa is hosting a…