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AWF Statement on Botswana Decision to Lift Elephant Hunting Ban

  • 05/23/19
  • Nairobi
Botswana

AWF’s primary mission is to craft and implement strategies that conserve elephants and Africa’s other endangered wildlife species. The challenges related to wildlife conservation and viable habitat management vary dramatically from region to region and country to country. The future of wildlife, wild lands, and large landscape conservation in a changing Africa will largely be determined by the implementation of sustainable avenues for generating tangible benefits to communities that live with wildlife.

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AWF and WWF Host African Youth Conference

  • 05/21/19
  • Nairobi
A close up photo of two giraffes

Young people from across Africa will convene in Nairobi from May 23, 2019 to May 25, 2019 for deliberations about today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

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Dire UN Warning Sounded Over Devastating Loss of Biodiversity

  • 05/10/19
  • Nairobi
Photo of a herd of African elephants in walking in dusty savannah grassland

The planet is at risk of losing 1 million species of plants and animals to extinction, many of them in the next few decades, a United Nations report has found.

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AWF Hosts Ugandan MPs and Senior Wildlife Officials on Benchmarking Tour

  • 04/29/19
  • Nairobi, Kenya
Photo of Uganda parliamentarians and wildlife officials visiting African Wildlife Foundation headquarters

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) early this week hosted a high-level delegation of Ugandan lawmakers and technocrats on a benchmarking tour of Kenya for best conservation practices. The delegation was led by Hon. Mangusho Lawrence Cherop, the Vice Chairperson of the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee of Tourism and comprised of Members of Parliament, senior officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, and Industry, Uganda Wildlife Authority and the Parliamentary Committee on Wildlife and Tourism.

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AWF Trustee Stuart Scott: 1938-2019

  • 03/20/19
  • Washington, D.C.

AWF is deeply saddened to share news of the death of our friend and valued trustee Stuart L. Scott. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family.

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