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.
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.
The African Wildlife Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Mr. Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya as the new Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2019. Kaddu, a Ugandan, brings to the table a keen understanding of the continent, its systems and its people.
On Dec. 17, 2018, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in collaboration with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) launched a new kennel facility in Mombasa, Kenya. Under the Canines For Conservation program, Dr. Charles Musyoki, KWS Director General, alongside Dr. Philip Muruthi, AWF VP of Species Protection, officially opened the facility emphasizing on the importance of the program and the impact it has made in the past few years.
Elephants are still the most poached species for international trade in Sub-Saharan Africa, a three-year project by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has reported. The research, which focused on U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserves, found that elephant poaching levels were still high despite intense conservation efforts.