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On August 26, 2020, African Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) organized a webinar on the economic effects of COVID-19 in Africa. ACBA is a group that brings together like-minded CSOs in Africa intending to define Africa’s position to the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) alongside other organizations attended the discussion aimed at deepening our understanding of the harsh economic effects of the pandemic across three…

11,400 Bamboo Seedlings Grown in the Aberdare Region of Kenya Delivered to Greenhouses in Kigali, Courtesy of African Wildlife Foundation

KIGALI, RWANDA and NAIROBI, KENYA – African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) today announced the delivery of 11,400 bamboo plants to Rwanda, as part of an effort to assist the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) — the government authority responsible for protected areas and wildlife in Rwanda — in restoring…

AWF Points to Social, Economic Instability from COVID-19 as Growing Threat to Conservation;  Renews Call to Stop Illegal Trade of Elephant Ivory to Buyers in Asia and Other Parts of the World.

WASHINGTON, D.C. and NAIROBI, KENYA (August 12, 2020) – On World Elephant Day, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is reaching out to stakeholders, partnering NGOs and policy makers to shed light on the growing challenges to…

NAIROBI, KENYA /// News Advisory /// Nature is one of our most significant heritages, and youth are the best drivers on the continent to ensure this heritage thrives for generations to come. As we celebrate International Youth Day 2020 on August 12, 2020, we recognize the efforts made by youth activists among Africa to protect and restore outstanding African biodiversity.

During this year’s International Youth Day, we are calling African youth to share with us their…

NAIROBI, KENYA /// News Advisory /// As the world continues to grapple with the new reality that COVID-19 has brought thus far, the categorization of the virus as a zoonotic disease must not be ignored. The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is the secretariat to an alliance of over 80 African civil society organizations working in conservation that identify as the African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA). This alliance is aimed at engaging with the development of the post-…