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African Wildlife Foundation joins the global community to mourn the loss of H.E. Benjamin Mkapa who passed away in Dar-es-Salaam earlier today. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, his friends and the nation of Tanzania who have lost a true gem.

“I am broken and deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden passing of my good friend and colleague Benjamin Mkapa. His dedication and commitment to wildlife conservation and brilliant diplomatic statesmanship was second…

This week, the Cameroon Youth Biodiversity Network officially kickstarted its preliminary discussions on the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework and the country's second National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan. The group of 20 young influencers from various sectors in Cameroon were set to meet in March, but with the novel pandemic, the team had to reschedule. This extra time has enabled them to review the 10-year Biodiversity Implementation Strategy and evaluate if the document has factored…

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) joins the world to remember and celebrate the life and contributions of Nelson Mandela on July 18, 2020. Eleven years ago, the U.N. General Assembly declared July 18 ‘Nelson Mandela International Day.’ The day was enacted in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

In his tenure as South Africa’s president, Mandela championed a number of causes. Among them was wildlife conservation in…

This week, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) joined like-minded partners in a webinar organized by ESGX Live, a global community for connecting and sharing ideas, and Newday Impact Investing. The webinar’s topic was ‘Survival Instincts - Rethinking Our Relationship with Nature. AWF CEO Kaddu Sebunya gave the keynote address and later engaged in a moderated session on the challenges and opportunities in conservation in Africa.

The virtual meeting was attended by more than 350…

The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on July 10, 2020 released the findings of the second edition of the World Wildlife Crime Report dubbed ‘Trafficking in Protected Species’ via a webinar due to the ongoing global pandemic.  

The report underscores the implications of wildlife trafficking on nature and biodiversity at large.

It found that there has been a decline in the trade for ivory and rhino horn since 2015. This was triggered by the move by China and the USA…